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Whooping cough epidemic escalates
San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego County has confirmed more than 750 cases of whooping cough so far this year, as an epidemic in California continues to escalate.

Between Jan. 1 and Friday, this region received 759 reports of pertussis, the official name for whooping cough, according to the county’s Health and Human Services Agency. The county saw only 97 cases in the same time frame last year.