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MI Health Officials Warn of Whopping Cough Outbreak

7/23/2013

WXYZ News
Smita Kalokhe
July 23, 2013


YPSILANTI, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Washtenaw County Health Department says it has seen an outbreak of pertussis this year.

There have been 104 confirmed or probable cases of the highly contagious respiratory disease reported in the county.
"That's about four times an average or typical year," said Susan Cerniglia, a spokeswoman for the department. 

Roughly 70 percent of the cases have been among children ages 10-19.

To read the full article go to http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/washtenaw_county/health-officials-warn-of-pertussis-outbreak

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