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Brunswick Co. middle school student diagnosed with pertussis

A child at Shallotte Middle School has been diagnosed with whooping cough.
WhoopingCough
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Pertussis case identified in New Hanover County school

The New Hanover County Health Department is investigating a confirmed case of pertussis, also called “whooping cough,” at an elementary school in the county, according to a school district news release.
Bellamy Elementary student diagnosed with whooping cough
3 years ago
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Bellamy Elementary student diagnosed with whooping cough

A New Hanover County Schools spokeswoman confirms one student has been diagnosed with whooping cough at Bellamy Elementary.
Whooping cough kills Forsyth County infant
4 years ago
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Whooping cough kills Forsyth County infant

A 2-month-old from Forsyth County is the state's first victim this year of pertussis, also known as whooping cough.
Health officials warn of pertussis outbreak
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Health officials warn of pertussis outbreak

The CDC says an outbreak of whooping cough is sweeping the country, and it may be closer than you think. The highly contagious disease has infected 17,000 people nationwide already this year and has the potential to kill.