Missoula area whooping cough cases jump to 47  KPAX-TV

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Montana health officials say a total of 47 cases of whooping cough have been confirmed in Missoula County, up from the reported 39 cases on Friday. The Missoula City-County Health Department is declaring this a community wide outbreak. The heath department said a community wide outbreak is declared when pertussis is confirmed in more people than just certain families. The initial confirmed cases were confined to certain families and schools. It has now spread to other members of the community. Montana health officials say a total of 47 cases of whooping cough have been confirmed in Missoula County, up from the reported 39 cases on Friday. The Missoula City-County Health Department is declaring this a community wide outbreak. The heath department said a community wide outbreak is declared when pertussis is confirmed in more people than just certain families. The initial confirmed cases were confined to certain families and schools. It has now spread to other members of the community.

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