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October 30, 2019
(Warrenton, Va.) — The Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District (RRHD) is informing Fauquier residents of a recent spike in reported pertussis (commonly referred to as whooping cough) cases among Fauquier children. Since mid-September, the RRHD has investigated a total of 25 reports of pertussis illness in children with ages ranging from under 1 to 17 years. Last year there were 10 cases reported in the five-county health district. More>>>
The Be Well Informed Virginia web tool is now live. This tool allows well users who have had their well water tested for common contaminants to research what those results mean, and to obtain assistance in determining what to do in the event that result(s) exceed health based standards.