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September 4, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Whooping cough cases decrease in state

LONGVIEW (AP) —Washington health officials report that whooping cough has declined significantly this year over last year.

The Daily News reports that by mid-July this year, there were 419 cases of whooping cough or pertussis in Washington state. That’s down considerably from the same period in 2012 when 3,237 cases were reported.

State health officials say 14 Washington counties have reported no pertussis at all this year.

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