Reported Cases of Pertussis (1976-2004)


by Alec H. on Jun 19, 2014 | Views: 49 | Score: 0
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Alec H.
Alec H. on Jun 19, 2014 9:42 AM said:

Rates of pertussis (whooping cough) dropped dramatically in the 20th century after introduction of the pertussis vaccine. Recently however, pertussis cases are on the rise, particularly in California and Texas. In 2014, pertussis was reconsidered an epidemic in California.

Alec H.
Alec H. on Dec 30, 2014 3:31 PM said:

California is a hotspot for the anti-vaccine movement, hence the sudden rise.

Peter Graham
Peter Graham on Jan 4, 2015 10:39 PM said:

That is a remarkable leap in preventable illness for an industrialized region. When autism is seen as a preventable condition (not getting vaccinated), it seems that many decide to run certain other risks.