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Forty-seven new whooping cough cases, 746 in total

Forty-seven new whooping cough cases, 746 in total

Skopje, 14 June 2024 (MIA) - Forty-seven new cases of whooping cough (pertussis) were registered in North Macedonia between June 7-13, six of whom have been hospitalized, shows the latest weekly report of the Public Health Institute released on Friday.  

Most of the new cases (36) were recorded in Skopje, followed by Tetovo (5), Kumanovo (3), and one each in Prilep, Ohrid and Kriva Palanka. The ages of the newly registered patients range from 1 month to 63 years.

Until June 13, North Macedonia recorded a total of 746 whooping cough cases, with an incidence of 40.6/100,000 residents.

A total of 54,212 whooping cough vaccine doses were administered from January 18 until June 13.

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