The Associated Press
Health officials are warning that whooping cough is on the rise in New Mexico.
Albuquerque television station KOB-TV reports that more than 670 cases have been confirmed by the state Health Department. Two of those cases — a 2-month-old girl in San Miguel County and a 4-month-old boy in Bernalillo County — were fatal.
New Mexico ranks 10th in the nation with about 27 cases for every 100,000 people. That’s three times the national average.
Health officials say the answer is immunization.
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