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May 9, 2019

Whooping cough cases in Campbell County draw warning

GILLETTE (WNE) — A cluster of at least five cases of whooping cough in Campbell County has occurred over the past week and is drawing warnings from the Wyoming Department of Health.

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a serious illness for all ages and especially dangerous for infants, said Kim Deti, spokeswoman with the state department. However, it is preventable with vaccinations.

Deti said the cluster of five cases — and she expects there could be more — is a mix of those who have been vaccinated and those who have not. She add...

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