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Whooping cough hits area schools


The Scott County Health Department has sent out an alert saying there are more whooping cough cases in area schools.

Ten cases were reported last week alone.

Whooping cough, or pertussis, can occur at any age and symptoms may be milder in adults and teens.

It can cause serious illness, especially in small infants, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.  


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