Whooping Cough

Ten more Pertussis cases reported in San Diego, one in La Jolla

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, continues to sicken San Diego County children.

Ten new cases were reported this week, including a 3-year-old at La Jolla Presbyterian Church Preschool in La Jolla, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) announced Wednesday, and others may have been exposed.

“A greater number of children are getting sick with pertussis this year,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “Parents or guardians should make sure their children have received all the recommended doses of the pertussis vaccine.”

There have been 198 pertussis cases reported in San Diego so far...

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