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By Dr. Todd Fife
Seeley-Swan Medical Center, Partnership Health Center 

Pertussis outbreak spreads to Seeley Lake

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Dr. Todd Fife Seeley-Swan Medical Center, Partnership Health Center

Here we go, we find ourselves smack-dab in the middle of a whooping cough outbreak here in Seeley Lake this week. You may have been hearing about the outbreak in the Missoula high schools. Well, guess what, it's found its way here-high schoolers are good at sharing!

As one of my favorite nurses always says, 'sharing is caring!" In this case, I beg to differ, sharing your whooping cough (AKA pertussis) is not caring, it's just mean!

So, here is what you might need to know:

• Pertussis (the bacteria that causes the whooping cough) is here in our community and it is highly contagious.

• If...



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