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Whooping cough hits infant in Hyde County

Specializes in Gerontological, cardiac, med-surg, peds.

there is at least one confirmed case of whooping cough in the grassy ridge community of western hyde county-that of a 6-week-old girl-and the health department is investigating at least 10 other "probable cases" in the same area.

the north carolina state laboratory of public health confirmed the case late wednesday afternoon, said margie keech, a communicable-diseases nurse at the hyde county health department. the infant is being treated in the pediatric intensive-care unit at pitt county memorial hospital, according to a health department spokeswoman. no information about the baby's condition was available and her name was not released.

the article then goes on to state that the affected children probably had not been immunized.


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