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Whooping cough cases pass 500
San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego County tallied more than 500 whooping cough cases in the first five months of this year, putting it on pace to surpass epidemic infection rates seen in 2010 and fueling ongoing concerns about the effectiveness of the vaccine designed to combat this highly contagious disease.

Preliminary numbers compiled by the county Health and Human Services Agency show that 580 confirmed cases of pertussis — the other name for whooping cough — were reported through May.