LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (Worthy News)– Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, has made a resurgence in California over the past year, and the number of cases has reached epidemic proportions, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said.
"As of June 10, there have been 3,458 cases of pertussis reported to CDPH in 2014, more than were reported in all of 2013. Over 800 new cases have been reported in the past two weeks," according to the CDPH report.
"Pertussis is cyclical and peaks every 3-5 years. The last peak in California occurred in 2010, so it is likely another peak is underway," the report added.