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Disease kills millions of animal worldwide each year, and the virus is almost always fatal in symptomatic humans. Simple steps can keep pets and humans safe.
Five years ago, 156 families received religious exemptions from vaccines. Since then, 170 more families have signed on in the district to prevent their children from getting vaccinated. Whooping cough, or pertussis, spread through one Lee’s Summit elementary school recently.
The Lee’s Summit School District sent a letter home to parents warning that their children had been exposed to the highly contagious infection. As of Oct. 4, four students have been diagnosed.