Onalaska, WISCONSIN (WXOW) – The Onalaska School District has a confirmed case of Pertussis, also known as whooping cough.
School Nurse, Julie Limberg, told News 19 the student is an upper elementary child, but we do not know what school the child goes to.
The school district did send out a letter to parents informing them of the situation, but Limberg said parents should not be concerned. The Pertussis immunization is part of childhood wellness checks which helps lessen the risk of contracting the disease.
Whooping Cough can spread in the air through direct face to face contact with the infected person. It begins with cold like symptoms and a cough which becomes much worst over one to two weeks.
The vaccine is available through your healthcare provider or the La Crosse County Health Department.
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