Whooping Cough: A Comeback Story Nobody Loves (Newsweek, Oct. 11 2013)

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Epidemiologists did their best to warn everyone, but too many people had their own ideas. Now it’s happening: The highly contagious and potentially fatal disease pertussis, also known as whooping cough – practically eradicated in the United States until just a few years ago – is making a virulent comeback. Medical researchers know why it’s spreading, and they know how to stop it. The trouble is that so many people refuse to listen to them.

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