May 17th, 2012

Whooping Cough Cases Are on Rise in Minnesota

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Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is on the rise in Minnesota. It hasn't reached the point of an official "outbreak" yet, but health providers are asking parents to take steps to immunize themselves and their children. "I do not want to wait until the outbreak is full blown before taking action," Dr. Thomas Boyce, a Mayo Clinic specialist in pediatric infectious diseases told KARE.

 

KARE11 by John Croman

Tags: Dr. Thomas Boyce, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, KARE11, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Pediatrics, pertussis, whooping cough

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