Hudson News

September 16, 2016 | Happenings, Health Advice

Pertussis

Now that school is back in session, the risks of spreadable diseases are increased and Pertussis, or whooping cough, is one of those diseases.

Pertussis has a unique, severe persistent cough. It can make people of all ages very ill and can be life threatening. One case has recently been reported in St. Croix County, and there has been an outbreak in Pepin County.

Efforts are being made to keep it from spreading to others, but if you come in contact with people who have pertussis or you have typical symptoms, we encourage you to make an appointment with one of our providers for assessment.

As you check in for your appointment, let us know this is your concern.

The best way to prevent pertussis and its serious risks is vaccination. If you or your child is not fully immunized, contact us right away so we can get you caught up.

For more information visit Wisconsin DHS or the CDC.

For questions call public health at (715) 246-8330 or Hudson Physicians at (715) 531-6800