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Public health officials are preparing for a possible outbreak of whooping cough. An infant from San Bernardino County recently died from the disease and has caused warnings for pregnant women to be vaccinated.
This death has marked the first time the disease had killed a child in California in the last 2 years!
Whooping cough kills about 20 people in the United States each year, but almost all of them infants.
Doctors recommend that pregnant women get a booster shot between 27 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. It can protect the baby until it is old enough to begin receiving its own immunizations at about 2 months.