9 Princeton students have whooping cough

April 29, 2009 6:36:17 AM PDT
Princeton University officials say it will be several days before they know whether there are more cases of whooping cough on the Ivy League campus. Nine students came down with pertussis between March 28 and April 25.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says pertussis typically begins with cold-like symptoms that progress to a stage of rapid coughing. The illness is named for the "whoop" sound following the series of coughs.

Princeton says not all of its students received the booster shot for the pertussis vaccination.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.nj.com/times

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