where the vaccinated kids were spreading the whooping cough around.
We tested 46 fully vaccinated children in two day-care centers in Israel who were exposed to a fatal case of pertussis infection. Only two of five children who tested positive for Bordetella pertussis met the World Health Organization's case definition for pertussis. Vaccinated children may be asymptomatic reservoirs for infection.
I think the government is pushing the term "epidemic" to get more vaccination. I've seen the ads around town for whooping cough shots.