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Pertussis/Whooping Cough

Posted by @Margaret_Marie, Jul 20, 2016

Pertussis (whooping cough) cases continue to rise in Olmsted County, Minnesota. Public health officials say as of July 10, 127 cases have been diagnosed in the county this year, the vast majority in the last 75 days.

To prevent the spread of pertussis:

  • Follow respiratory etiquette. Be sure patients with a cough in the outpatient setting are masked and roomed immediately.
  • Do not work when sick. See your provider if you have a new cough.
  • Get vaccinated.

Learn more about pertussis and ways to prevent it.

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