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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chile warns of whooping cough outbreak

Via Xinhua, excerpt :

" SANTIAGO, April 26 : Chile has registered a significant increase of new whooping cough cases in Metropolitan Region, its Health Ministry said Tuesday.

According to the ministry, 359 cases are recorded in the region, and 60 percent of the patients are infants under one year old, with most under 6 months old.

Authorities are keeping a nationwide vigilance of the disease and are monitoring all new cases. So far, a total of 689 children both in 2010 and 2009 have developed the sickness throughout Chile."

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