Friday, October 15, 2010
A whooping cough outbreak this year in California has already sickened more than 5,270 infants and killed nine, the agency reported. That rate of illness is the highest recorded in the state since 1955, according to the California Department of Public Health.
The best way to protect yourself and the infants you come into contact from getting whooping cough -- also known as pertussis -- is the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, the CDC advises.
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