Public Health Alert – Pertussis Advisory

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) has been on a rise in Hamilton County since early October, and has impacted some area schools.

Pertussis is a bacterial infection that is spread through direct contact of respiratory secretions.  Its symptoms often mimic a common cold initially, but then the cough worsens. Do not hesitate to contact our office if you feel your child has been exposed or is experiencing symptoms.

If you’d like to research this condition further, you may check out the following resources:

https://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/index.html

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/Whooping-Cough.aspx