Whooping cough outbreak hits Mississippi Choctaws

A whooping cough outbreak continues to affect the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

The tribe has reported at least 76 cases of whooping cough. Although it didn't originate on the reservation, it spread quickly through the close-knit community.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been on the reservation to help the tribe address the situation. Tribal members are being treated and vaccinated in hopes of preventing the spread of pertussis.

Statewide, there have been 140 case, most in east central Mississippi, where the tribe is located.

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Whooping Cough Spreads Throughout State (WJTV 8/31)
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