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Thousands Misdiagnosed With Whooping Cough

Researchers have found that the supposed “boom” in whooping cough cases in the U.S. that has been reported may be inaccurate.

Officials are questioning the increase in whooping cough cases after finding wrongly diagnosed cases in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Tennessee.

False Testing

According to government health officials, cases of whooping cough have tripled in the U.S. since 2001.

However, researchers have recently found that false test results have caused thousands of people to take medications for whooping cough who weren’t infected.

Misdiagnosed Cases

Last October at the Children’s Hospital in Boston, several hospital workers and a 20-month-old child were tested positive for whooping cough; however, the results were found to be wrong.

At the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire, a lab worker was diagnosed with the illness, and thousands of workers were tested and given vaccinations.

100 employees were given antibiotics after testing positive for the medication and the results were later found to be wrong.

According to Dr. Tom Clark, a CDC epidemiologist, there is no real increase in the cases of whooping cough, they are simply being misdiagnosed.

(Source: MSNBC)

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