Four Cases Of Whooping Cough Reported In Northern Wisconsin

Monday, December 26th, 2011 at 9:55 am

Four cases of whooping cough reported in northern Wisconsin.

The four cases of whooping cough were reported in Ashland, Wis., an Ashland Daily Press report said.

County health administrator Cyndi Zach said all four were students in the Ashland School District. All four of the students had already been immunized. She said the immunization is only about 80 percent effective.

Zach also said the four students are receiving proper treatment.

Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial infection that affects the respiratory system. It’s generally treated with a five-day course of antibiotics.

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