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Whooping Cough In Bureau County

Posted by wlpo on September 14, 2010

The Bureau County Health Department is reporting a case of Whooping Cough.

In response to the case, the health department is hosting a special vaccination clinic Wednesday from 4 until 5:30 at their office in Princeton.  Tdap, a combination vaccine that contains tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough will be given to both children and adults on a walk-in basis.  Children’s vaccines are 10 dollars while adult vaccines are 50 dollars each.

Whooping Cough is highly infectious that’s passed from person to person by coughing and sneezing.  Symptoms include a common cold, runny nose, occasional cough of low fever.  People with Whooping Cough are supposed to be isolated for at least 5 days.

Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Damon Arnold says “we expect many schools will experience cases during the school year”.

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