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Health officials dealing with whooping cough outbreak

One Central Kentucky county says they're seeing an increase in cases of pertussis, or whooping cough.

The Madison County Health Department calls it an outbreak. They've had 21 confirmed cases of whooping cough as of Friday.

The health department is offering free booster vaccines for everyone over age 11 in Madison County. They're also urging anyone who has to be around kids and infants to get the vaccine.


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