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2 cases of whooping cough reported in Yukon

2 cases of whooping cough reported in Yukon

Health officials are advising Yukon residents to watch for signs and symptoms of pertussis — better known as whooping cough — after two unrelated cases were recently confirmed in the territory. Dr. Brendan Hanley, the territory's Chief Medical Officer of Health, says that the last outbreak of whooping cough was three years ago, but more cases are being reported than usual. "We're seeing pertussi…