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Whooping cough outbreak continues in Chambers County schools

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CHAMBERS COUNTY, AL (WTVM) – The Alabama Department of Public Health continues to investigate a whooping cough outbreak in East Alabama.

So far, there are 18 confirmed cases of whooping cough at multiple schools in Chambers County.

Immunization staff is currently collecting specimens for testing, contacting parents by phone, and providing East Alabama schools with information on the illness.

If your child may be exhibiting symptoms, health officials say to consult your child's primary physician to be tested for whooping cough.

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