Local health officials urge whooping cough vaccinations

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Roman Abeyta, an epidemiologist for the Cameron County Health Department, said he’ll be asking people to show their vaccination card before they come in contact with his soon-to-be-born child, a precautionary measure he believes is necessary.

Consider that 61 cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, were reported this year, which is up from 22 reported in 2012, Abeyta said Thursday.

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