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17 Nov 2018 | 02:04 PM UTC

US: Whooping cough outbreak in Pennsylvania

United States of America News Alert

Whooping cough outbreak in Pennsylvania; at least 22 cases reported in October and November

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/23/2018, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION Pennsylvania

Event

Health officials in Pennsylvania have reported an outbreak of whooping cough. According to local sources, at least 22 confirmed cases have been reported throughout the state during the months of October and November. The most affected areas include Rosthern, Wakaw, Hague, Hepburn, and Waldheim.

Context

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a contagious infection affecting the throat and lungs. Infants and young children are considered the most vulnerable to contracting the illness and suffering its most severe symptoms.

Advice

Individuals in Pennsylvania are advised to wash hands frequently, cough into their sleeves, and avoid sharing food or drink items.

 

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