Chiapas: whooping cough epidemic?

Leaders of the Section 50 health workers union in Mexico’s conflicted and impoverished southern state of Chiapas issued an urgent call to state and federal authorities to establish dialogue with the Zapatista Nation Liberation Army’s regional authorities at the highland village of Oventic to exchange information about an outbreak of whooping cough. However, state authorities denied claims of 11 deaths from whooping cough in the Highland region. (Cuarto Poder, June 17)

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