CDC: Big Whooping Cough Outbreaks Could Become 'The New Normal'

This year, California weathered its biggest pertussis – aka "whooping cough" – epidemic in seventy years (for a whopping dose of perspective, see the graph up top). A new report from the CDC says the outbreak could be a sign of things to come. » 12/05/14 1:08pm 12/05/14 1:08pm

Despite anti-vaxxer rhetoric, vaccination rates are higher than ever

Vaccination rates are up and have been for awhile. The public is more convinced than ever of the importance of vaccines. So, why are we hearing so much about the anti-vaccine movement? A new study delves into why — and what we can do about it. » 1/27/14 12:24pm 1/27/14 12:24pm

This graph of whooping cough cases in Washington State should scare the…

The United States is in the middle of its worst whooping cough (aka pertussis) outbreak in over half a century, but few states have been hit as hard as Washington. This graph, released just a few days ago by the CDC, compares the state's pertussis cases in 2012 against those documented in 2011 — and the difference is… » 7/25/12 10:20am 7/25/12 10:20am