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Whooping cough an ‘epidemic,’ state says; vaccinations urged
Orange County Register

Whooping cough cases in California and Orange County continue to rise, and on Friday state public health officials said the illness has again become an epidemic. As of last week, 3,458 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, have been reported to the state Department of Public Health in 2014, more than the total for last year. In the last two weeks, more than 800 cases have been reported.