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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
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
...“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
...The total number of confirmed Missoula County cases now stands at 24. ...

5/4/19: Missoula area whooping cough cases jump to 47
...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
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
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. ...