The whooping cough epidemic in California is one outbreak in a nation of cases. California reports 3,076 cases as of August 17. Two of its neighbors, Oregon and Arizona, have fewer cases but have increases from 2009 of 123% and 165% respectively.
Texas reports, as of August 7, 1,519 cases of whooping cough. That state has reported over 1,000 cases nearly every year since 2002, and had 3,358 cases in 2009.
There is a geographic cluster of whooping cough cases in the Midwest. Ohio, Michigan and Indiana all have increases over 100% compared to 2009. The states combined report over 300 cases more than last year and a year over year increase of 122%. These figures are through August 7.
Upstate New York, that part of the state outside of New York City, has the second highest percentage increase in cases of whooping cough in the nation. Year over year, the case count is up 224% from 2009. 249 cases of whooping cough have been reported as of August 7. Whooping cough has not been an issue in upstate New York since 2004, when an outbreak occurred. For the last 10 years, the average number of cases reported for upstate New York through week 31 has been 309. Removing the outbreak of 2004 gives an average of 225 cases.
Onondaga County and Syracuse have the highest totals in upstate. 90 cases of pertussis, whooping cough, have been reported there.
Erie County and the Buffalo area report 8 cases in 2010. Monroe County and Rochester reported 2 cases as of late July. Chemung County and Elmira have had no reported cases of whooping cough. Broome County and the City of Binghamton have had less than 10. Albany and Albany County report 5 cases of whooping cough in 2010. These figures were obtained in phone contacts with the health departments of the various counties.