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Local Infant Dies from Pertussis

| 1:55 PM

A 5-week-old San Diego infant died on July 15 from pertussis, also known as whooping cough, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. The death of the previously healthy infant is the second from the highly contagious respiratory disease in California this year, and the first in San Diego since 2010.