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Whooping cough (pertussis) outbreak in Missoula MT
« on: May 13, 2019, 06:30:20 PM »
1/25/19: Whooping cough cases confirmed at Bozeman High School
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Officials have confirmed three cases of pertussis — or whooping cough — connected with Bozeman High School. ...

4/25/19: Health officials offer advice in wake of Missoula whooping cough cases
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...“We have an outbreak developing. We currently have six lab-confirmed cases. We are at about 300 close contacts, we also have tests pending usually every day,” Missoula City-County Health Department Director Ellen Leahy said. ...

5/1/19: Missoula area whooping cough cases jump to 24
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...The total number of confirmed Missoula County cases now stands at 24. ...

5/4/19: Missoula area whooping cough cases jump to 47
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...The Missoula City-County Health Department has now logged 47 confirmed whooping cough cases, up from 39 reported on Friday. ...

5/9/18: UPDATE: Missoula area whooping cough cases rise to 89
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Updated numbers from the Missoula City-County Health Department reveal that there are now 89 confirmed pertussis cases in the Missoula area. ...

5/13/19: Missoula area whooping cough cases hit 100
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Local health officials report that as of midday Monday the number of confirmed pertussis cases in Missoula County has reached 100.

The Missoula City-County Department had previously told MTN News that confirmed whooping cough cases had been reported in 18 schools from pre-schools to high schools.

Health Department officials have identified more than 1,000 close contacts but say that number is creeping up to about 2,000 close contacts. ...