What Caused the 2010 Whooping Cough Outbreak?

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By Molly Clifton

Refusing vaccines may be partially to blame for the 2010 outbreak of whooping cough in California.

There were some 9,000 cases and a study in the journal pediatrics found the infection was most common in communities where a lot of parents refused whooping cough vaccine for their children.

Some parents believe the shots are linked to rising disorders like autism, but studies have shown that’s not true.



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