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Stats of our lives: Whooped by whooping cough

The rise of a worrying contagion — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures

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