May 18, 2012

Editorial: Old Disease Needs New Safeguard


But a whooping cough outbreak in Washington State -- as well as alarming increases in whooping cough in Minnesota and Wisconsin -- serve as sobering reminders that some of these pathogens still lurk in everyday places and are capable of causing serious illness… ACTION NEEDED "Until we do better vaccinating adolescents and adults, this will repeatedly play out state after state.'' -The Mayo Clinic's Dr. ROBERT JACOBSON, on the pertussis epidemic in Washington state


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Tags: Dr. Robert Jacobson, Infectious Diseases, pertussis, Star Tribune, whooping cough

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