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Whooping cough diagnosed in Big Sandy


Chouteau County Health Department has updated information on a person diagnosed with whooping cough in Big Sandy.

A representative of the department this morning said the person is an infant younger than 1 year old.

The infant was not immunized and is being treated as an isolated case.

The family has traveled out of the area and is being treated.

Though pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is not a curable disease, it is treatable with prophylaxis treatment then antibiotics. After a certain period of antibiotics, the ‘whooping cough’ should no longer be contagious. A cough mig...

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