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Whooping cough cases in Door County

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DOOR CO. (WKOW) -- Health officials in Door County are on alert after four cases of whooping cough were confirmed in the past few weeks.

All four of those people were vaccinated for the infection.

Children who cannot be vaccinated, those under two months old, and people with other medical issues are the most vulnerable to the infection.

"The majority are vaccinated, and were are finding that its just the pertussis component of the vaccine is not an effective as we would like it to be," said Public Health Nurse Nancy Shults.

Health officials say simple precautions like washing hands and staying home when you're sick are ways to reduce the risk of spreading the sickness.
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