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  •  WA, VT, CO and more than 4,000 in each MN, WI (9+ / 0-)

    A pertussis epidemic was declared in Washington on April 3, 2012. There have been 4,744 cases reported statewide through December 29, 2012, compared to 807 reported cases in 2011 during the same tim. . . .

    Vermont began to describe its increases in pertussis cases as epidemic on December 13, 2012. . . . ..

    Minnesota is experiencing high rates of pertussis in 2012. As of December 27, 2012, 4,433 cases have been reported statewide. . . . . .
    High rates of pertussis are being reported in Wisconsin. . . . .

    Colorado began to describe its increases in pertussis cases as epidemic on August 20, 2012. . . . .

    CDC: centers for disease control/pertussius/outbreaks

    •  virginia is officially an epidemic area (2+ / 0-)
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      and now I am suspicious as to whether my doctor is hauling me in Monday for a 5 day bronchitis followup because he thinks it's pertussis.  It would also explain the fact that I got a mask handed to me in the clinic.

      "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

      by louisev on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 06:30:11 AM PST

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