Medical clinics in the Black Hills are taking precautions because of an outbreak of pertussis, better known as whooping cough.
A medical clinic in Spearfish has put routine checkups on hold for young children. Spearfish Regional Medical Clinic pediatrician Angela Anderson tells the Black Hills Pioneer that clinic staff have diagnosed 10 cases of pertussis in the past two weeks, and the numbers are expected to rise.
Regional Hospital is restricting visitation at facilities in Rapid City, Sturgis, Spearfish, Custer, Lead and Deadwood.
The state Health Department late last week said 29 cases of pertussis had been reported statewide so far this year, compared to 67 in all of last year. More than one-third of this year's cases have been in the Black Hills.
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