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Logan County has had two lab
confirmed cases of pertussis, commonly called whooping cough, this
past month. The Logan County Health Department has followed protocol
of contacting everyone who may have been in exposed to the illness,
and everyone is on antibiotics.
It is believed that the spread of the
highly contagious disease may be isolated, Margie Harris
reported. Harris said that those who have not been immunized against
the disease, or if it has been a while, are most susceptible.
There have been 18 cases of A strain
flu and two of B strain flu, both lab-confirmed. Both of these
stains are targeted in the current influenza vaccine.
The flu is showing a late arrival
here this year, Harris said. It is still worthwhile to get a
vaccination. Restrictions on who can receive a shot have been
lifted. Anyone can get one now. The local health department has
about 60 doses still available.
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