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I was wondering whether there were more cases of whooping cough in Lawrence or Douglas County and, specifically, whether there are numbers kept on children younger than 5 years old. If so, have there been any cases in children younger than 5 reported in Lawrence?

Since Aug. 1, the county has had 15 probable or confirmed pertussis cases - all of them in Lawrence - and three of those cases involved children younger than 5, said Sheryl Tirol Goodwin, spokeswoman for the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.

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