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Whooping Cough, Dengue, TB: Round-up

Ten related cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, have been reported in Okaloosa County, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. Three isolated cases had been reported there earlier. Whooping cough is preventable through vaccination, but health officials say some families have been skipping the shots.

In other news, four new cases of dengue fever have been reported on the Treasure Coast, according to the Palm Beach Post, bringing the total in Martin and St. Lucie counties to 11.

Also, a dozen people in Marion County have tested positive for latent tuberculosis infections, the Ocala Star-Banner reports. (Editor’s note: readers may encounter paywall.)