Posts with the tag: "whooping cough"

Schools taking precautions for pertussis

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has been confirmed in Marion County, according to health officials. While the number of children affected by pertussis is small, local schools are taking precautions to ensure the safety of students. Alissa Unruh, a registered nurse for USD 410 in Hillsboro, said prevention is the key. ?Pertussis is a highly ...

Whooping cough cases on the rise

The Marion County Health Department has been investigating an increased number of whooping cough cases in the county. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a bacterial disease that is easily transmitted from person to person. It is spread through the air during talking, sneezing or coughing. It can be a serious illness, especially for young infants. Diedre Serene, department ...