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Los Angeles County sees sharp increase in whooping cough, health official says
Los Angeles Daily News

Whooping cough cases continue to increase across Los Angeles County, health officials warned Thursday, reinforcing what has already been deemed an epidemic statewide.

A total of 345 confirmed and probable cases, with no deaths, have been logged in 2014 so far in the county, but the county health department is investigating at least 10 more reports. The number of cases this year has grown 17 percent from last year, when Los Angeles saw 296 cases.