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Monday, February 28, 2005

Enduring and Painful, Pertussis Leaps Back

Who woulda thunk? A disease that, I'm pretty sure, most of us had thought of as conquered, is back - with a vengence.

9,784 cases in 2003, then 18,957 cases in 2004. The worst thing is that the FDA has yet to approve a vaccination for adults, unlike Europe, which has had one for years. Think your childhood vaccination protects you? Think again.

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