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2012 a bad year for whooping cough

[KSTP TV, December 26, 2012] The whooping cough hit Minnesota residents hard this year with the biggest number of cases since World War II. More than 4,300 Minnesota residents had confirmed, probable or suspected cases of the respiratory infection called pertussis this year. There were 661 in 2011. The numbers reflect a national increase in cases.

Allina Health infection prevention specialist Cindy Larson, PhD, at United Hospital in St. Paul talked with KSTP TV about this bad year for whooping cough.

Posted on December 27, 2012 in Featured on Home PageKSTPTV NewsUnited Hospital

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