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  1. Whooping Cough Epidemic Showcases Shortcomings in System

    A question posted to NewsiT’s sister site,, about requiring the CDC to notify the general public in the case of an epidemic led to a NewsiT story about a whooping cough (pertussis) epidemic in Washington State.

    Have you or anyone in your family had whooping cough? Did you know your childhood vaccine against the disease has probably worn off?  Join the story and help us continue to report on the dangers of pertussis.