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California whooping cough cases so far this year have surpassed total number in 2013
The Mercury News

Whooping cough is on the rise in California again, with more cases being reported in the first five months of the year than in all of 2013.

The latest figures concern state health department officials who say they expect cases of the persistent and sometimes deadly cough to continue to rise.

The California Department of Public Health said it has received reports of 2,649 cases of pertussis from Jan. 1 to May 27.