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35 reports of whooping cough confirmed

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Public Health has received 35 reports of suspect pertussis cases or whooping cough. Of that number 13 were confirmed, 9 probable, 7 were suspect, and 6 were ruled out as pertussis. Whooping cough is contagious and is characterized by repeated violent fits of coughing followed by a high-pitched inspiratory crowing sound or "whoop".

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