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Whooping cough conifirmed in Hil County


August 26, 2019

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hill County Health Department announced that as of today, two cases of pertussis - whooping cough - are confirmed in Hill County.

The department issued the following release:

"The Hill County Health Department wants you to know how to best protect yourself and your family from pertussis.

"Pertussis is a contagious disease that affects the upper respiratory tract (throat and lungs) of those it attacks. Pertussis can occur at any age but is one of the most deadly diseases of infants and young children of our time, and is highly contagious.

"The first step we must take as a community to pre...

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