TOMPKINS Co., NY (WENY) -- Health officials in Tompkins County are warning residents about an uptick in whooping cough cases.
The Health Department says there have been 21 confirmed cases so far this year, nine of those are from November.
Many of the reported cases involve school-age children.
The Health Department says this is the highest number of reports its seen since 2012.
Only eight cases in total were reported in both 2015 and 2016.
It's recommended that anyone showing signs or symptoms of whooping cough stay out of contact with others until they are checked out by a doctor.
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