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  • Florida: 2013 Whooping cough outbreaks

    Source: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/homepage_sho...in-three-years


    Highly contagious disease confirmed; first cases in Indian River County in three years
    Posted: 05/14/2013
    Last Updated: 22 hours and 48 minutes ago

    By: Kate Wentley By: Kate Wentley

    INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. - Health officials in Indian River County are confirming two new cases of pertussis in adults. There haven't been any cases of the disease there in the past three years...

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    Re: FL: 2013 Whooping cough outbreaks

    Source: http://highlandstoday.com/hi/local-n...unty-20130617/


    Whooping cough cases reported in Highlands County
    SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS TODAY

    Published: June 17, 2013
    SEBRING - Two cases of pertusis, better known as whooping cough, have been reported in Highlands County over the weekend, and health officials are encouraging residents to ensure they have been vaccinated against the disease...

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      Re: FL: 2013 Whooping cough outbreaks- baby dies in Orange Co.

      Source: http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/artic...-Orange-County

      Baby dies of whooping cough in Orange County
      9:17 AM, Apr 26, 2013

      ORLANDO, Florida (AP) - Health officials say a baby has died of whooping cough in Orange County...

      ...Officials say the baby's parents had chosen not to vaccinate the child...

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        Re: FL: 2013 Whooping cough outbreaks

        Source: http://www.crestviewbulletin.com/hea...ounty-1.182735

        Whooping cough cases reported in Okaloosa County
        By STAFF REPORTS
        Published: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 15:54 PM.

        CRESTVIEW — The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County has received reports of two confirmed cases and one probable case of pertussis, or whooping cough, in unvaccinated infants.

        All three infants are recovering and families have received treatment. The cases aren’t associated with each other, so it is not an outbreak. Still, health officials advise immunizations...

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          Re: FL: 2013 Whooping cough outbreaks

          Source: http://www.wjhg.com/news/headlines/O...221817441.html


          Outbreak of Pertussis in Okaloosa County
          Posted: Fri 12:23 PM, Aug 30, 2013

          The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County announced Friday an outbreak of pertussis, or whooping cough, and health officials are encouraging residents to ensure they have been vaccinated against the disease.

          The outbreak involves two infants and eight children, adolescents and adults. Earlier this year there were also three infant pertussis cases and one pertussis case in a child reported in Okaloosa County...

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            Re: FL: 2013 Whooping cough outbreaks

            Source: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_...t-lucie-county


            Whooping cough cases verified in Indian River County and St. Lucie County
            5 in Indian River, 1 in St. Lucie
            Last Updated: 5 hours and 38 minutes ago
            By: Laurie K. Blandford, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers

            INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Pertussis, better known as whooping cough, is back in the county for the first time in at least three years, according to health officials.

            Five cases were confirmed so far this year starting in April, said Maureen F. Feaster, the community health nurse consultant and supervisor of epidemiology at the Indian River County Health Department...

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