The whooping cough is coming back.
No, we're not talking about Arsenio Hall coming back to TV.
So far this year, we've seen over 18,000 cases, and sadly 9 deaths. The numbers used to be a quarter of that for a whole year, but numbers have been climbing since the 90s.
So why is whooping on the way up?
A movement against vaccinations has been gaining traction over the past few years, supposing a link to autism. But the majority of recent cases actually had been vaccinated.
Experts say the more pressing concern is children not getting their follow-up boosters. The CDC also recommends that adults who spend a lot of time around children also get booster shots.
Keep safe, everyone!
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