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Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010 11:05 pm | Updated: 7:45 am, Mon Jul 19, 2010.

Whooping cough, also called pertussis, has killed five infants across California since the beginning of the year. The alarming rates have caused state health officials to claim the worst outbreak of the disease in 50 years.

It is a highly contagious, infectous disease that can be deadly for infants younger than 6 months and for people with weakened immune systems.

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  • Steve Snell posted at 10:42 am on Mon, Jul 12, 2010.

    Steve Snell Posts: 1

    It is amazing to me that California is one of 11 states that does not require pertussis boosters for middle-school aged children. I found some great info on this bacterial disease here at Infectious Disease News.


  • Joe Baxter posted at 7:59 pm on Sat, Jul 10, 2010.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    Guess where these diseases are coming from. For the most part, south of the border via illegal aliens. Go Arizona, teach America how to handle the illegal problem, especially California. It is obvious the WHO (White House Occupant) doesn't have a clue.

  • Jerry Bransom posted at 10:40 am on Fri, Jul 9, 2010.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 364

    How sad that a parent must risk their children's lives over a $15 shot! Those on the other side of the Healthcare debate should hang their heads in shame.



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