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Whooping cough cases in Pima County at 8-year high

Whooping cough cases are at an eight-year high in Pima County, and the Vail area southeast of Tucson continues to suffer the deepest consequences of the ongoing problem.

December 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Whooping cough rising in the U.S.

Whooping cough rising in the U.S.

Chart showing number of cases of whooping cough in the U.S., 1922-2012, and includes when inmunizations were developed; cases of whooping cough in United States highest since 1959. The Philadelphia Inquirer 2012

December 05, 2013 9:02 am

Steller: Parents must accept vaccine responsibility

The sight of white, middle-class moms chatting at parks, schools and sports practices is starting to scare me.

November 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

New case of whooping cough at Vail school

A case of whooping cough in an unvaccinated child has been confirmed at Sycamore Elementary School in the Vail Unified School District.

November 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Whooping cough still on the rise in Arizona

Cases of whooping cough - an infection that can kill otherwise healthy infants - continued to climb in Arizona this year.

December 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Factors that make for 'herd immunity'

If enough people are vaccinated, an isolated case of infectious disease will not morph into a full-blown outbreak.

May 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona infant dies of whooping cough

PHOENIX — The death of a Maricopa County infant from whooping cough is prompting health officials to urge residents to make sure they’re vaccinated.

April 26, 2012 8:55 amLoading…

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