There has been 9 confirmed cases of pertussis (Whooping Cough) in the Bancroft area. Cases of pertussis were found in North Hastings High School (NHHS).

Clinics have started initiating free immunization as a response to this outbreak. The public is encouraged to be vaccinated if they have not done so.

References:

Whooping cough outbreak in Bancroft, Ontario | Outbreak News Today. 2016. Whooping cough outbreak in Bancroft, Ontario | Outbreak News Today. [ONLINE] Available at:http://outbreaknewstoday.com/whooping-cough-outbreak-in-bancroft-ontario-70958/. [Accessed 16 August 2016].

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