South Jersey counties part of state’s whooping cough uptick

    Cases of whooping cough have been on the rise, and some South Jersey counties are seeing a spike.

    The News of Cumberland County reports the New Jersey Department of Health Communicable Disease Service has found more than 900 cases of confirmed, probable and possible pertussis this year.
    Compare that with a total of 3,215 cases in the state since 2001.

    Locally, Salem, Cumberland and Gloucester counties have had many of their own cases — also on the rise from previous years.

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