More whooping cough diagnosed in Blaine County
July 23, 2019
More than a month after three cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, were diagnosed in Blaine County, the number has nearly tripled — with the last case diagnosed early this month — giving Blaine County the second highest incident rate for pertussis in the state.
“While there are definitely more cases than are normal right now, it’s not something that is a reason for panic,” Blaine County Health Supervisor Jana McPherson-Hauer said Monday.
The Department of Public Health and Human Services website says that as of July 5 Blaine County has diagnosed 11 cases of pertussis. Single c...