epidemiologogy http://wamc.org en Dr. Thomas Clark - U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://wamc.org/post/dr-thomas-clark-us-centers-disease-control-and-prevention <p>The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that this could become the worst year in half a century for whooping cough, or Pertussis. So far in New York State this year, there have been 1,288 cases, that&rsquo;s three times the number for all of last year. For more on whooping cough, what it is and what can be done about it, WAMC&rsquo;s Brian Shields spoke with Dr. Thomas Clark, a medical epidemiologist with the CDC, who gave insight into why Pertussis has become such a problem this year.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Brian Shields 43931 at http://wamc.org