Health center confirms two pertussis cases

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The University Health Center has confirmed two cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, among University of Oregon students and is providing notice to others who may have been in close contact with those individuals.

In one case confirmed Wednesday, the person lives off campus. In a second case confirmed Thursday afternoon, the person lives on campus.

In a Thursday news email sent to students, the university provided information from the health center about the disease, its prevention and how to get a medical evaluation.

The tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccine is required at the UO and many students have received it.

More information on pertussis is available from the University Health Center.