- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - The health department in a rural northwest Indiana county says it has confirmed several cases of whooping cough.

The Carroll County Health Department told the Lafayette Journal & Courier (https://on.jconline.com/1sT9NuT ) on Friday that two adults and an infant have the illness. The infant has been hospitalized and the adults work at a local courthouse.

At least two more people also may have the illness.

Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory illness characterized by fever, coughing and other symptoms. Many who have the illness also develop pneumonia.

Carroll County is just northeast of the Lafayette area.

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Information from: Journal and Courier, https://www.jconline.com


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