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Preventing whooping cough

Whooping cough cases are starting to pop up again in northeast Wisconsin.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) - Whooping cough cases are starting to pop up again in northeast Wisconsin.

According to the Door County Health Department, eight cases have been reported in the last two weeks.

At Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, doctors say the elderly and very young are the most susceptible to the illness. Doctors also say simple safety procedures, like washing your hands, can go a long way in preventing the spread of the disease. 

"Unfortunately it spreads from people's saliva who are in the coughing phase of the illness," says Dr. Donald Beno, with Aurora BayCare Medical Center. "Hence we see alot of outbreaks in the school districts, and other locations, as children love to share and don't cover their mouths."

Wisconsin had almost 1,100 reported in 2013, but that was down from more than 6,400 in 2012.
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