Four Cases of Pertussis Reported in Deschutes County

Deschutes County Public Health reported today that a new case of pertussis, or whooping cough, was reported at Bend High School. The case brings the total number of cases in Deschutes County to four.

The three other cases were reported at Summit High School earlier this week.

While pertussis is usually not serious in adults and teenagers, Deschutes County Public warns that young children, infants and other vulnerable populations should be vaccinated and protected.

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