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Humboldt’s children and babies are coming down with pertussis – vaccinate now!

Humboldt’s children and babies are coming down with pertussis – vaccinate now!

Health officials urge pertussis vaccine as local cases rise Local public health officials are stressing the importance of getting vaccinated for pertussis after a local infant who tested positive for the disease was hospitalized in an intensive care unit earlier this month. Since July, nine county residents, including the infant, have been diagnosed with the highly

New pertussis case identified, many exposed – vaccinate now

Humboldt DHHS Health & Human Services officials urge vaccination in wake of new pertussis case Public Health officials were notified late Wednesday that a Eureka teen has tested positive for pertussis, also known as whooping cough, which is a highly contagious respiratory disease. In a follow-up investigation, communicable disease staff identified 40 possible contacts during the

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