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Whooping Cough Cases Rising Dramatically

Brianna Gibbs/KMXT State health officials are advising residents to make sure they are up to date on their vaccinations, especially ones that prevent the disease commonly known as whooping cough. Pertussis, an infection of the respiratory system, gets its nickname, whooping cough, from the aspiratory whoop sound that often follows coughing fits during the last six weeks of infection. Dr. …

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