Becoming an epidemic in the northwest. Whooping cough has 1000 cases in Washington State. Although vaccines are in place to prevent these outbreaks, there are many vaccine exemptions, which may be the cause for a surge in the number cases. There was also an outbreak in California in 2010, responsible for 9000 hospital visits. Surely this condition should be relegated to the pages of history. What can we do to minimize our children’s exposure? Visit Insidershealth.com to find out.