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Whooping cough on the rise in Texas - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

April 17, 2014

Whooping cough on the rise in Texas

Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 7:42 am, Wed Dec 19, 2012.

LEAGUE CITY — Those family holiday gatherings will spread germs right along with the goodwill, doctors warn, citing an increased danger of infections, even whooping cough, this season.

Reported cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, are at the highest level in 50 years nationwide. Texas is among the states seeing an upswing to the disease that can hospitalize and even kill, especially young infants.

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