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Whooping Cough Revisited

Doctors in California are reporting cases of whooping cough in numbers not seen since the 1940s.

Health officials saw the first wave of this current epidemic about five years ago, and launched a campaign to fight the potentially deadly disease through vaccination.

But as as Life & Times reporter Toni Guinyard explains in this week's SoCal Rewind, back then they were targeting a different age group.

SoCal Rewind is an on-going series bringing you past reports on the issues of today. By drawing on KCET's extensive archive of Southern California news, culture and public affairs, we'll seek to inform current events by providing a little historical perspective, and maybe answer the question: Is there anything new under the SoCal sun?

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