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Whooping cough cases top 6,000 in California
Los Angeles Times

More than 6,000 Californians have been infected with whooping cough, according to updated totals released by the Department of Public Health. As of late Tuesday there were 6,257 cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, in California, an increase of 279 cases from the previous week. The epidemic is the largest to strike California since 1950, when 6,613 cases were reported.