First there there 10 confirmed cases. 2 weeks later on 15 July 2016, there was 19 confirmed cases and 33 unconfirmed cases. The cases of pertussis have doubled over the course of 2 weeks.

Currently the infected and those suspected are closely monitored and treated. The Public Health Department are closely monitoring the situation and are controlling the outbreak of pertussis.

Source: Whooping cough cases on the rise in Sullivan County. 2016. Whooping cough cases on the rise in Sullivan County. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20160718/whooping-cough-cases-on-the-rise-in-sullivan-county. [Accessed 16 August 2016].

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