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Posted: 2013 May 31 - 06:45

Hurricane Expo, Home Show taking place June 8

The 10th annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo and Home Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 in Vero Beach.

More than 40 vendors are expected this year with products ranging from shutters, generators, roofing and new technology in hurricane preparation. The American Red Cross will sponsor a children's activity zone and be taking donations.

For more information, call (772) 770-9404 or email ugunter@simon.com.

Health Department warns against Whooping Cough

Indian River County Health Department has recently confirmed two adult cases of pertussis.

Pertussis is highly contagious. Control and prevention among adults prevents infection in infants and young children, in which it is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease. A typical case of pertussis starts with a cough, runny nose, sneezing and a low-grade fever. After one to two weeks, the coughing becomes more severe. Rapid coughing fits can occur that often end with a whooping sound.

Not all cases are typical, which is why Indian River County Health Department encourages residents to see their doctor if they have had a cough for three weeks or more. Pertussis is spread when infected individuals cough or sneeze while in close contact with others.

For more information on pertussis/Whooping Cough visit www.cdc.gov/pertussis or call the Indian River County Health Department at (772) 794-7472.

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