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Hawaiʻi DOH confirms five cases of whooping cough in family who had visited Oʻahu

Posted on AllSides February 14th, 2024
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The Hawai‘i Department of Health has confirmed five cases of pertussis (whooping cough) among members of a single household, including a child who was hospitalized. The family had traveled from the United States mainland and stayed at a hotel accommodation on O‘ahu, according to department reports. All five cases were unvaccinated, according to department reports. DOH is coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other states to notify travelers who were exposed. The department investigation has identified no close contacts after the family’s arrival in Hawai‘i. In...

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