Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 14th, 2004
A student at South Tama High School contracted the illness, also known as pertussis.
The first cases of the disease first appeared in the county in early October. The majority of the cases occurred in northern Tama County and involved school-age children, officials said.
North Tama schools in Traer were closed earlier this year after children contracted the illness.
"These school-age kids contracting the illness are not getting extremely ill, but the efforts to contain it are valid because we don't want the illness to...
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