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By Robert On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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California pertussis epidemic rises by another 800

The pertussis, or whooping cough epidemic has risen by another 800+ cases during the past couple weeks, according to data released by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). As of July 8, 5,393 cases More...

By Robert On Saturday, May 31st, 2014
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California reports more than 800 pertussis cases in April, ‘likely to continue to increase’

California is seeing the number of pertussis, or whooping cough cases at levels not seen in several years, and it’s likely to increase, according to a  California Department of Public Health (CDPH) press More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Whooping cough epidemic in California: More than 1,000 new cases reported

The number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases in the state continues to climb, Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer reported today. In the past More...

By Robert On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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California: Whooping cough at ‘epidemic proportions’, according to health officials

In a follow-up to a story May 31 concerning the pertussis situation in California, health authorities in the state say that pertussis has reached “epidemic proportions” after reporting some 800 cases More...

By Robert On Sunday, January 6th, 2013
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2012 U.S. pertussis outbreak is worst in decades

With provisional counts of pertussis in the United States in 2012 well over 40,000, last years outbreak is the worst in over 50 years, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) preliminary More...

By Robert On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Vaccine-preventable diseases and the resurgence in the US

Measles, mumps and pertussis–three vaccine-preventable diseases that are making news in the United States in 2014 with a resurgence in cases being seen locally in some cases, while nationally in others. As More...

By Robert On Monday, April 14th, 2014
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Former Playboy model, Jenny McCarthy, pens op-ed: ‘I am not anti-vaccine’

Former playmate and current hostess of The View, Jenny McCarthy got the opportunity to “clarify” her thoughts on vaccines and autism Saturday in an Op-Ed published in the Chicago Sun-Times. She comes More...

By Robert On Sunday, March 16th, 2014
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Kristin Cavallari questioned by Kennedy about vaccines, Jenny McCarthy blasted on Twitter

The topic of vaccination and celebrities that don’t vaccinate their kids came up on television and social media recently that has received a lot of attention , especially in the wake of increased numbers of More...

By Robert On Saturday, December 15th, 2012
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Outbreaks in the United States 2012: A year in review

This was an active year for outbreaks in the United States, some more common than others. In this review, I will summarize what 2012 brought us in the world of infectious disease outbreaks (this list is by no means More...


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