| Jun 26, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Los Angeles County has already logged 345 confirmed and probable cases of pertussis this year, health officials said Thursday.
The county's Department of Public Health is also investigating 356 "suspect cases" of the contagious and potentially deadly...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 12:00 PM
California's pertussis epidemic has escalated, state health officials said Friday, with 4,558 cases reported this year as of Tuesday — 1,100 of those in the last two weeks.
"We are off to a really bad start in 2014," said state epidemiologist...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It seems the "anti-vaccine" movement is still alive and well and has become a hot topic on Twitter and Facebook again. Unfortunately, much of what I've read on these sites seems to be inaccurate and based on a lot of emotion and very little science....
| May 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
When Jeannie Entin was pregnant, she insisted that anyone who planned to visit her newborn baby first get a booster shot to ward off whooping cough.
Entin knew the mandate would cause some eye rolling. Already, family members suspected she was reading...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:16 PM
The California Department of Public Health warned Friday that 1,711 cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, were reported in the state in the first four months of 2014 -- more than three times the number of cases in the same period in 2013.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:53 PM
For the first time in four years, California is experiencing a statewide epidemic of pertussis, or whooping cough, with infants under the age of 6 months facing the greatest risk of hospitalization or death, according to state health authorities.
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:07 PM
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America.
Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Long Beach health officials are warning residents of a sharp increase in whooping cough cases in the city.
Health officials say 42 cases have been reported since January. Although officials did not immediately have a breakdown for the cases reported...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Children who did not get vaccinated against whooping cough contributed to the 2010 outbreak of the illness, when more cases were reported than in any year since 1947, researchers say.
Researchers who looked at the geography of the cases suggest that...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:30 AM
With all of the news surrounding pertussis (whooping cough) outbreaks across the country, along with cases of measles in several states, the importance of vaccinating is paramount.
Vaccines have been proven to prevent disease,...
| Nov 24, 2013
In more than 40 years as a pediatrician, I've worked in the military, in a small private practice and in a large multi-specialty group. And I've seen huge changes, both in administrative practices and in treatment protocols.
Many of the changes have...