Whooping cough

Another View: Vaccines can prevent deadly diseases from returning

Ken Recent headlines have declared, “Whooping cough cases rise dramatically,” “Measles outbreak in Orange County, worst in two decades,” and “Polio de ...

Placer County infant dies from whooping cough

Pertussis, a disease once thought by health officials to be nearly eradicated, has claimed the life of a Placer County infant who was less than six weeks old, county health officia ...

Whooping cough spikes in Placer County

Twice as many cases of whooping cough -- a disease once thought by health officials to be in decline -- were reported to the California Department of Public Health during 2013 as d ...

Pertussis danger at Lincoln High

To parents and students of Lincoln High School, there has been a reported case of pertussis (whooping cough) in your child’s school. Whooping cough is an infection of the res ...

Free clinics offer whooping cough, flu vaccinations

Last year, California saw the largest number of reported cases of pertussis in 63 years. Statewide, 8,383 cases were reported and 50 of these occurred in Placer County. These numb ...