California whooping cough

SECOND INFANT DIES FROM WHOOPING COUGH

Seventy-Five Percent of Pertussis Cases are Children 18 Years of Age and Younger

October 22, 2010 (San Diego) -- A  six-week-old infant, born prematurely, died last week after being diagnosed with pertussis at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, according to County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials today. This is the second death of an infant from whooping cough in San Diego County.