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Monday, August 27, 2018

Whooping cough outbreak in Kent County ‘an extremely serious situation’

DOVER — With many school districts in Kent County opening their doors to a new school year, the Division of Public Health is warning residents to be on the lookout for signs of whooping cough.

The DPH said it is investigating an outbreak of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, in Kent County.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website said, “Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. After cough fits, someone with pertussis often needs to take deep breaths, which result in a ‘whooping’ sound. Pertussis can affect people of all ages, but can be very serious, even deadly, for babies less than a year old.”


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is only a crisis because they are now pushing a vaccine for that and need to make their $$$$.

Since people have stopped getting their toxic flu shots they need a new crisis