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Seven more confirmed pertussis cases in Missoula area

Posted at 11:23 AM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 14:28:58-04

MISSOULA – Local health officials report that the number of pertussis cases in the Missoula area is continuing to rise.

The Missoula City-County Health Department has now logged 39 confirmed whooping cough cases, up from 32 reported on Thursday.

Pertussis cases have been confirmed in several Missoula County Public Schools — including Big Sky, Hellgate and Sentinel high schools.

A new whooping cough case was reported by Frenchtown School District officials on Thursday.

Previous pertussis cases have also been reported in the Lolo and Florence school districts.