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Information from the Minnesota Department of Health.

One case of whooping cough found at Park Rapids Area Century School

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PARK RAPIDS - 'Tis the season for coughs and colds but a more severe disease, whooping cough, has been found across Minnesota, including one confirmed case in Park Rapids.

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A student at Park Rapids Area Century School was confirmed to have whooping cough, or pertussis, last week, said Century school nurse Marianne Gilbertson.

Letters were sent home with students last week to notify them of the confirmed case.

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