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MB, Canada: 2017 Whooping Cough

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    Unvaccinated infants impacted by whooping cough outbreak in southern Manitoba
    More than 10 cases of the bacterial infection in December alone
    CBC News Posted: Jan 11, 2017 5:00 AM CT Last Updated: Jan 11, 2017 5:00 AM CT
    A whooping cough outbreak in Southern Manitoba is linked to children who are families that haven't immunized, the health region says.

    An outbreak of whooping cough in southern Manitoba is partly linked to infants who haven't been vaccinated, according to Southern Health-Santé Sud health region.

    "We've seen a pretty significant increase across our region that seems to be ongoing," said Michael Routledge, the chief medical officer of the health region.

    From about 2009 to 2014, there would be about 15 cases of whooping cough each year in the health region. But last December alone there were 10.

    "Even in the last couple weeks we've had a few more," Routldge said...