Whooping cough epidemic declared in Washington state
Wash., USA

+The Associated Press reports that Washington state's worst outbreak of whooping cough in decades has prompted health officials to declare an epidemic, seek help from federal experts and urge residents to get vaccinated.

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Photo: Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire announced the opening of an emergency fund to help contain a whooping cough epidemic in the state as officials urged residents to get vaccinated. (Ted S. Warren, AP)

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