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