The Whooping Cough Epidemic

When Immunity Fails: The Whooping Cough Epidemic

When Immunity Fails: The Whooping Cough Epidemic

Thirty years ago, whooping cough had nearly disappeared. Today, it's back. The epidemic has already killed 10 babies and infected thousands of children this year in California. KPBS and the Watchdog Institute at SDSU are working together to look at who's getting sick, facts about the vaccine, and how public health agencies have responded. Read More »

Is Whooping Cough Vaccine Working?

Is Whooping Cough Vaccine Working?

A KPBS investigation has found that nearly two out of three people diagnosed with whooping cough in San Diego County this year were fully immunized. California is in the midst of the worst whooping cough epidemic in 50 years. The numbers raise questions about how well the vaccine works. Read More »

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