Study: Parents' vaccine refusals lead to resurgence of whooping cough

05/26/2009 | USA Today · Disability Scoop · National Public Radio

One in 20 children who skipped the pertussis childhood vaccine developed whooping cough, compared with one in 500 vaccinated children, according to a study in Pediatrics. The lead researcher said the disease's recent resurgence has come about because more parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children. Studies and anecdotal evidence show parents fear a connection between vaccines and autism and other disorders.

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