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Aug 02, 2010

Aug 02, 2010

More states report rising pertussis cases

(CIDRAP News) – Health officials in California recently reported another infant death from pertussis, as more states report rising numbers of pertussis cases.

The San Diego County Health and Human Services agency announced on Jul 29 that a 1-month-old baby boy died of pertussis on Jul 27 at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. The boy's death is prompting new calls from health officials for parents to have themselves and their children vaccinated.


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