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Media Advisory

Media Briefing on Whooping Cough Outbreak

May 8, 2008

Archived. This is an older press release from 2008 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


Contra Costa Health Services will conduct a media briefing on their decision to close a school in West Contra Costa County to contain an outbreak of Pertussis/Whooping cough.


The briefing will be conducted by Dr. Wendel Brunner, Contra Costa County Public Health Director.


10 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2008


Mount Diablo Room, 50 Douglas Drive, Martinez 94553

For more information on pertussis symptoms, prevention and testing, call the County Health Department's Health Emergency Information Line 1-888-959-9911 or 211 or visit its website at

No interviews will be provided prior to the briefing

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  • Kate Fowlie
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