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Pertussis cases rise in state, Edmunds County most cases


November 21, 2018

Recent reports of community increases in pertussis (whooping cough) have the Department of Health reminding parents to make sure their kids are appropriately immunized.

Since the beginning of the year, 90 cases of pertussis have been reported to the Health Department. This is the highest number reported since 2014 when the state saw 109 pertussis cases. Counties seeing the most cases include Edmunds (19), Brown (15), Minnehaha (13), and Hughes (12).

“Pertussis is a very serious illness so it is important to take precautions like ensuring you and your children are current with all recommen...

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