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Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise

Last updated on Thursday, December 11, 2008

(UNDATED) - The state is experiencing a rise in whooping cough.

Severe cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, can lead to pneumonia, seizures and sometimes death.

Health officials typically see a spike in cases every three to five years.

Through December 1 statewide, 100 cases had been confirmed. 68 cases were confirmed in the state last year.

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