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WHOOPING COUGH IN CHAUTAUQUA

A dramatic number whooping cough cases was revealed Tuesday by the Chautauqua County Health Department.

Dr. Robert Berke, county health commissioner, said 30 cases have been documented over the past six weeks among children and adults. He said pertussis, whooping cough's formal name, is highly contagious and is spread through direct contact with infected individuals.

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