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Whooping cough cases on the rise

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The Minnesota Department of Health recently released a health alert about the alarming number of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, cases in Minnesota.


Infants are most at risk for pertussis, although any age can be affected. Vaccination efforts are critical for controlling disease and protecting infants. Pregnant women and those who are in close contact with infants should make it a priority to get their pertussis booster vaccine (Tdap).

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
(218) 631-2561