Several confirmed cases of whooping cough in Indiana county

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CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. – The health department in a northwest Indiana county says it has confirmed several cases of whooping cough.

The Carroll County Health Department told the Lafayette Journal & Courier, two adults and an infant have the illness. The infant has been hospitalized and the adults work at a local courthouse.

At least two more people also may have the illness.

Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory illness characterized by fever, coughing and other symptoms, and many who have the illness also develop pneumonia.