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Whooping cough cases on the rise

May 15. Mecklenburg County Public Health says there’s an increase in highly contagious whooping cough cases in western North Carolina, including Mecklenburg County. Background Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory illness that can cause severe coughing fits, especially in infants and young children. While the disease can be serious for anyone, it can be life-threatening […]