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Whooping cough incidence rises

Pertussis outbreak causes vaccination push state, nationwide

September 13, 2012
By Lauren Linhard - Sentinel reporter ( , Lewistown Sentinel

LEWISTOWN - There has been a resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, statewide and nationwide this year and in Pennsylvania alone, there have been three times as many pertussis cases reported in 2012 as in 2011, both year to date and in the past month, Holli Senior, deputy press secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Health said.



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