Health alert issued due to increase in Whooping cough cases

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 8:42am

The State Health Department has issued a health alert, now that the number of Pertussis or Whooping cough cases is well on its way to reaching near record highs.

As of Tuesday, there were 2,160 cases reported here in Texas, South Texas Regional Medical Director Dr. Brian Smith says our area and the Dallas Fort Worth area have the highest number of cases.

The State Health Department urges vaccination for everyone, but especially for pregnant women and those who are around newborns.

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