Why Whooping Cough Is Back | Pertussis Outbreaks

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Why Whooping Cough Is Back | Pertussis Outbreaks

The number ofِ whooping cough cases inِ the U.S.
Besides improved reporting ofِ cases ofِ whooping cough (which isِ alsoِ called pertussis), factors inِ the disease’s resurgence include theِ fact thatِ vaccines don’tِ completely protect againstِ it, andِ that theِ current vaccine providesِ evenِ less protection thanِ previous onesِ did, according toِ Dr.
fromِ 157 cases perِ 100,000 people inِ the early 1940s toِ fewerِ than oneِ case perِ 100,000 inِ 1973, Cherry said.