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Whooping cough outbreak worsens in southwestern Idaho


August 15, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Health officials say a whooping cough outbreak has now sickened roughly 122 people in southwestern Idaho, and they're warning those numbers could increase with the start of the school year.

Cases of pertussis have been found throughout the Southwest District Health region, which includes Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette and Washington counties.

But the bulk of them have occurred in Canyon County, where 94 people have contracted the disease. Some of those patients have been hospitalized, but health officials didn't immediately have that number available.

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