Broward Whooping Cough Cases Shouldn't Surprise Anyone
The Broward County Health Department on Friday afternoon announced that it has confirmed four cases of pertussis, three among school-aged children and one case in an adult. More commonly known as whooping cough, pertussis is a "highly contagious respiratory disease" that can cause "permanent disability in infants and even death."
Data from the Florida Department of Epidemiology show that there have been 103 cases of the disease reported through April 7, and that doesn't include the four new Broward cases.
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