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Whooping cough cases reported in Floyd County

An outbreak of whooping cough has prompted a private school in Floyd County to close temporarily. Full story

21,000 had whooping cough last year, CDC says

Federal health officials say more than 21,000 people got whooping cough last year, many of them children and teens. That's the highest number since 2005 and among the worst years in more than five decades. Full story

Whooping cough outbreak may be biggest in 55 years

State health officials reported Thursday that California is on track to break a 55-year record in whooping cough infections in an epidemic that has already claimed the lives of nine babies and sickened thousands. Full story

Whooping cough outbreaks raise health fears

Growing outbreaks of whooping cough — including a California epidemic that has killed six babies — are worrying public health officials who fear that sporadic vaccination practices may be contributing to dangerous cases of the preventable disease Full story

Whooping cough breaks out in California

   According to state officials, nearly 1,500 children have been diagnosed with the illness and six have died in an outbreak that could be the worst in 50 years. NBC’s chief medical expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman has tips for keeping your kids safe.

Whooping cough epidemic claims another life

   Los Angeles County health officials on Tuesday reported the death of an infant from whooping cough, the sixth death from the worst outbreak of the disease to hit California in 50 years. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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California health officials declare a whooping cough epidemic. Msnbc's Alex Witt talks with Dr. Max Wiznitzer.

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VALLEJO, CA - AUGUST 11: A nurse prepares a Tdap vaccination during the Solano County health fair August 11, 2010 in Vallejo, California. California medical officials are urging California residents to get booster shots for whooping cough as the state is in the midst of the largest outbreak in over

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California
Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

VALLEJO, CA - AUGUST 11: A nurse prepares a Tdap vaccination during the Solano County health fair August 11, 2010 in Vallejo, California. California medical officials are urging California residents to get booster shots for whooping cough as the state is in the midst of the largest outbreak in over