Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 4:14 pm (Updated: September 3, 4:17 pm)
The Associated Press
Whooping cough has sickened more than 300 people in New Mexico this year, a drop from last year’s record pace, but still a high enough rate that state health officials have expressed concern.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that so far this year 343 people have had pertussis. The New Mexico Department of Health says the bacterial illness has hospitalized 17 New Mexicans, including 11 infants. No pertussis deaths have been reported.
Whooping cough had sickened 519 New Mexicans through Aug. 28, last year.
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