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.

By R. Stickney
|  Thursday, Jan 12, 2012  |  Updated 4:00 PM PDT
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New Whooping Cough Case Reported

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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. 

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