U.S. saw sharp rise in whooping cough cases in 2010

02/23/2011 | Yahoo!

The CDC reported Wednesday that whooping cough hit more than 21,000 people, many of whom are children and teens, in 2010 -- a record high since 2005 and one of the worst years in more than five decades. CDC officials said California appeared to be the most affected state, with more than 8,300 whooping cough cases, including the deaths of 10 babies.

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