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  • Measles cases rising in California, health officials say

     
    As the summer vacation season nears, measles cases are on the rise in California, driven by unimmunized travelers infected elsewhere who are entering the state, health officials said Friday. "We see that as worrisome," Dr. Gilberto Chavez, deputy director...
  • Parents reminded to have their teens immunized

     
    L.A. County health officials reminded parents Thursday to have their teenagers immunized against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough this summer. New statewide rules that go into effect July 1 require students entering seventh through 12th grade to...
  • Whooping cough cases continue to rise in L.A. County

     
    The number of whooping cough cases reported in Los Angeles County has continued to increase in recent weeks, county public health officials said Friday. There were 429 cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, reported in October, more than any month......
  • Senior citizens should be immunized for whooping cough, federal panel says

     
    Senior citizens should be vaccinated against whooping cough if they expect to be in contact with newborn infants, a federal health committee in Atlanta said Wednesday. The vote by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices at the U.S. Centers for......
  • Whooping cough Q&A: Where can I get immunized against pertussis?

     
    With more than 6,000 people infected and the state death toll from whooping cough at 10 babies, readers have asked the Los Angeles Times where they can get vaccinated against the disease, also known as pertussis. Whooping-cough immunizations can be......
  • Whooping cough cases top 6,000 in California

     
    More than 6,000 Californians have been infected with whooping cough, according to updated totals released by the Department of Public Health. As of late Tuesday there were 6,257 cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, in California, an increase....
  • Facts about whooping cough

    Facts about whooping cough
    Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a bacterial disease that infects the respiratory system. It is most dangerous to infants, particularly those who are too young to be vaccinated. Symptoms: Children and adults suffer from severe coughing,...
  • Q&A on whooping cough: What steps are needed to protect newborns' health?

     
    A number of readers have contacted The Times wanting to know more about the whooping cough outbreak and who has been affected by the severe bacterial disease. The epidemic, now the worst in the state for pertussis in 55 years,......
  • Q&A on whooping cough: Are illegal immigrants fueling the outbreak? State officials say no

     
    A number of readers have contacted The Times wanting to know more about the whooping cough outbreak and who has been affected by the severe bacterial disease. State officials said this week that the epidemic is now the worst in......
  • Ninth infant confirmed dead from whooping cough in state epidemic

     
    A ninth baby in California has died from whooping cough, state officials said Tuesday. The death of the infant, who lived in San Bernardino County and was less than 2 months old, makes this year’s epidemic more deadly than 2005's.......
  • San Diego County baby dies of whooping cough

     
    A San Diego County baby has died of whooping cough, marking the seventh death statewide in an epidemic on track to be the worst in 50 years, authorities said Thursday. The 4-week-old baby died at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego......