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UPDATE: Child Who Died from Whooping Cough Was From Southwest RivCo

The Riverside County Department of Public Health has clarified some information regarding the recent death of a child due to complications related to whopping cough.

According to the Riverside County Department of Public Health, the 2- month-old tot had not been vaccinated for whooping cough, also known as pertussis, nor had the infant's mother received a booster shot while she was pregnant.

The child was not identified, though county health department Communicable Diseases Specialist Barbara Cole confirmed the infant was from the southwest county area.

Full story here.


southernbelle February 12, 2014 at 10:46 PM
crap--I AM a crackpot!! hahahahahahahaha wrong forum. hahahahaha that's funny well- I can at least say this Lyn--how is the "Center for Disease Control," "Denver CBS," and "WebMD" not reputable but crackpot sites??
ChrisG February 12, 2014 at 10:55 PM
Wondered why the Girl Scouts snuck in there! Mmmm. Having another caramel delight.
southernbelle February 12, 2014 at 11:00 PM
hehehehe--I wish!! I just turned off my Patch email today because it was endless so I accessed forums through my little bell up top. I got to bouncing around too much while also cooking dinner. I've never been good at multi-tasking. o-O
southernbelle February 13, 2014 at 11:57 AM
Chris--I missed your pun here last night--I just realized a caramel delight is prob a GS cookie! cute, hehehe. I was thinking it was a starbux! ahhhhhh--so what, I can be ditzy at times. thank god I'm a fallible human--it keeps me humble! *wink*
ChrisG February 13, 2014 at 02:14 PM
@belle, right back at ya.

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