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Whooping cough epidemic affecting the Valley

Whooping cough cases are on the rise in the State. More than 3 thousand have been reported this year; 800 in just the past two weeks. In the valley, Fresno County is seeing the biggest problem with 233 cases. Other counties like Merced, Kings, Kern and Tulare are seeing much smaller numbers but health officials expect that to change.
Whooping cough cases are on the rise in the State. More than 3 thousand have been reported this year; 800 in just the past two weeks. In the valley, Fresno County is seeing the biggest problem with 233 cases. Other counties like Merced, Kings, Kern and Tulare are seeing much smaller numbers but health officials expect that to change. Infants, 2 months and younger are the most vulnerable. Symptoms include a long lasting cough with a unique sound and a runny nose. Doctors are urging everyone to get vaccinated, especially women who are pregnant.
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