New Whooping Cough Case Reported in San Diego

Compared to the 2010 numbers, the county is seeing fewer cases of pertussis according to county health officials.

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    San Diego County Health officials are reporting a new case of whooping cough bringing the total number of cases to 426 for 2011.

    County Health and Human Services Agency officials say a five-year-old child at Kate Sessions Elementary School was diagnosed with pertussis.

    The child was up-to-date with immunizations.

    Health officials say this case is not the year-end total for pertussis in 2011because more cases from last year may get reported through the month of January.

    No cases have been reported for 2012.