California sees a rise in whooping cough cases

05/27/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Cases of whooping cough in California in the last four months total 346, more than double the 129 cases from the same period a year ago, according to state health officials. To protect infants who are too young to be vaccinated against the disease, officials suggest a "cocooning" strategy that calls for everyone who would be in contact with babies to get vaccinated.

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