More whooping cough diagnosed in Blaine County


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...

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