2012 was worst year for whooping cough since 1955

2012 was worst year for whooping cough since 1955

The United States just suffered its worst year for whooping cough in nearly six decades, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Whooping cough ebbs and flows in multiyear cycles, and experts say there were at least 41,880 cases in 2012.

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