HEALTHBEAT What's behind the whooping cough epidemic?
Many people in the western Minnesota communities of Dawson and Boyd must have been surprised when pertussis, or whooping cough, broke out in 1998. I remember it well, especially for the concern it cau... Posted on 7/27/12 at 10:26 AM
Can you hear it?
It’s the sound of the cold season and it’s already hacking its way through Douglas County.
But this year’s cold is different – at least for the teenage population.
In the past 34 years that Carole Westby has been the school nurse for Alexandria School District 206, this is the first and only time she has heard about pertussis – which is more commonly referred to as whooping cough – being in the student population.
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