Bonnie Petrie

Texas Whooping Cough Cases Over Two Thousand

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(Houston)– Whooping Cough cases continue to rise in Texas.


More than 21-hundred pertussis cases have been reported this year.


At this pace, Texas could have the most cases since the 1950s.  Eight people have died so far, including two infants.


A Texas Health Department spokesman says the outbreak is widespread.  Vaccinations are strongly encouraged.

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