Highest number of whooping cough cases in Calif.

FRESNO, Calif.

The California Department of Public Health says 559 cases were reported between December 15 and the end of the year.

That brings the total number of whooping cough cases in the state to 8,383. That's the highest number in California since 1947.

10 babies, all under the age of one, died from the disease last year.

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