Whooping Cough Cases Double in Indiana in One Year

Whooping Cough Cases Double in Indiana in One Year

The number of whooping cough cases in Indiana has doubled in the past year, state health officials warned on Thursday, urging parents to make sure their children are vaccinated. There were 136 confirmed cases of whooping cough in the state, including one that was fatal, in the first half of 2017 — compared with 66 cases, none of them fatal, in the first half of 2016, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. While the spike was startling, Dr. James D. Cherry, a whooping cough expert at the University of California, Los Angeles’s David Geffen School of Medicine, said...

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