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Thu October 31, 2013

Pertussis cases confirmed in Kalamazoo County, flu in Michigan

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Three of the four cases have no linking connection according to health department officials
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- While folks are out getting flu shots, they may want to get a pertussis booster as well. Pertussis-- whooping cough-- is not a disease of the past, health officials remind. There have been five lab confirmed pertussis cases in Kalamazoo County residents in October, said Lynne Norman, RN, Clinical Services Division manager for Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services.