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Family Tree Of Pertussis Traced, Could Lead To Better Vaccine

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Whooping cough was once one of the leading killers of babies around the world. Now that it's largely controlled with a vaccine, scientists have had a chance to figure out how the disease came into being in the first place. That story is told in a study published online this week in the journal mBio. And it turns out that whooping cough arose quite late in human history.

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