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Whooping cough found in Blaine County


Following the diagnosis of whooping cough, or pertussis, in Big Sandy, Blaine County Health Department has announced the highly contagious respiratory disease has been diagnosed in that county as well.

The health department issued a release saying three cases of pertussis were diagnosed there.

Blaine County Health Supervisor Jana McPherson-Hauer said the three cases were of various ages and some of the infected have been vaccinated for the disease, but not all

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that vaccination is the best protection for the disease.

While the vaccinatio...

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