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Insights: Surge in Whooping Cough Cases

Cases of pertussis (whooping cough) have been rising dramatically in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resulting in over 18,000 cases and nine infants deaths in the first six months of 2012. Pediatrician Nathan Litman, M.D., and obstetrician-gynecologist Siobhan Dolan, M.D., both Einstein faculty members and Montefiore physicians, explain how to safeguard against this highly contagious but preventable disease. Read the CDC report on the pertussis epidemic. (July 22, 2012)
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