February 1, 2013
Vaccine Myths Threaten Our Health
Alex Berezow, Auburn Reporter
It's been a tough year for public health. The U.S. faces a particularly harsh influenza season, but this virus represents only one problematic pathogen.
Another is the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, the causative agent of pertussis (whooping cough). In December, Vermont declared a pertussis epidemic. Last April, so did Washington state.
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