Brown County has a High Number of Pertussis, What it Means for Back to School

Brown County has a High Number of Pertussis, What it Means for Back to School

The disease Pertussis, or Whooping Cough has surpassed the number of cases last year.
The disease called Pertussis or Whooping Cough has surpassed the number of cases last year. In 2012 there were ten cases reported. Yesterday, August 26, reported its tenth case of the year and with school just starting there could be more. Whooping cough is a high contagious bacterial disease. It is easily passed on from person to person. It greatly affects young children and mostly infants. Infants who contract the disease could die, due to lack of air. Infants normally get this disease from people that are closet to them. Parents should be aware with school starting back up to remember to vaccinate their children. But adults need to remember to update their vaccinations because after time they tend to wear off. Which could be a reason why Pertussis has made a come back this year.
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