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Do you know what pertussis sounds like?

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is making a comeback in California after cases dipped for a couple of years since the 2010 epidemic.

Some of the reasons have to do with fewer parents opting to have their children undergo public school vaccinations, and the cyclical nature of the disease. Also, researchers have found that the newer pertussis vaccinations don’t keep kids immune for as long as the previous vaccine did. That vaccine was discontinued for safety reasons.

Read up on pertussis here in our recent report.

To hear what pertussis sounds like in babies, the group most vulnerable to fatalities from whooping cough, go here.

Call The Bee’s Cynthia H. Craft, (916) 321-1270.

Read more articles by Cynthia H. Craft

About Healthy Choices

Cynthia CraftCynthia H. Craft began her reporting and editing career in Columbus, Ohio, after graduating from Ohio State University. She worked at a Dallas, Texas, newspaper as an editor, and then at the Los Angeles Times, as an editor and Capitol Bureau correspondent. After working as editor in chief at the California Journal, Craft went to Lima, Peru, for three years as a visiting professor of journalism at Peruana Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. She's currently The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health, a position made possible by a grant from The California Endowment.

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