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Whooping cough case confirmed in Cabell

Nov. 17, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The Cabell-Huntington Health Department confirmed a case of pertussis, or whooping cough in Cabell County on Friday.

Department officials have been closely monitoring the patient, Elizabeth Ayers, public information officer for the department, said in a press release.

Anyone who may have been exposed to the disease will be contacted by a public health official to take precautionary steps.