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Whooped by whooping cough
The rise of a worrying contagion — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures
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41,880
Cases of whooping cough reported in 2012, the worst in nearly six decades. (Here's an explanation for the rise.)

63,000
Cases reported in 1955, the most ever

18
Deaths from the disease in 2012 — including 15 infants

SourcesMommyish.com, USA Today

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