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BYU Dorm Resident Treated for Whooping Cough

BYU Dorm Resident Treated for Whooping Cough

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A Brigham Young University dormitory resident is being treated for whooping cough.

The Utah County Department of Health is trying to call everyone who came in contact with the woman to recommend testing.

Last week, a Uintah County child was diagnosed with the disease. In a news release, the TriCounty Health Department said five other people had tested positive for whooping cough in the state this year. However, the Utah Department of Health said the number is 38.

Whooping cough can be prevented by immunization.

The disease starts with cold symptoms and can hamper breathing during later stages.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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