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Whooping cough outbreak in Tonopah

Whooping cough outbreak in Tonopah
Posted at 2:44 PM, Aug 25, 2017

The residents of Tonopah are experiencing an outbreak of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, according to an investigation by the Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology.

The number of infected individuals is not available at this time.

Symptoms of whooping cough can be chronic or severe coughing, nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, fatigue, and fever. Episodes of no breathing, vomiting, or watery eyes are also common.

The disease can potentially be fatal, especially for infants.

Treatment usually involves antibiotics, though whooping cough is preventable by immunization.

Please see a doctor for medical advice.