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Whooping Cough Cases Confirmed in Clark County
SPRINGFIELD -- The Clark County Combined Health District is reporting 11 cases of pertussis in the last two days.
According to the district, the number of pertussis cases is up significantly across the state and it is important that residents of Ohio take note and are diligent in protecting themselves and children against the disease.
Pertussis is a respiratory illness also known as whooping cough. It is a very contagious disease caused by bacteria called Bordetella pertussis. A very contagious disease, pertussis is found in humans and is spread from person to person. The disease can be passed by coughing or sneezing while in close contact with others, who then breathe in the bacteria.
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• Mild, occasional cough
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• As the disease progresses: rapid coughing, followed by high-pitched “whoop”; vomiting; exhaustion
Pertussis can be prevented with vaccines. The vaccination is recommended for people of all ages. Infants and children should get five doses of DTaP for maximum protection. A booster dose of Tdap is given to preteens at 11 or 12 years of age.
• The treatment for pertussis with antibiotics and early treatment is very important.
• Following the schedule for giving antibiotics exactly as your doctor prescribed.
• Keeping your home free from irritants - as much as possible - that can trigger coughing, such as smoke, dust, and chemical fumes.
• Using a clean, cool mist vaporizer to help loosen secretions and soothe the cough.
• Drinking plenty of fluids, including water, juices, and soups, and eating fruits to prevent dehydration (lack of fluids).
• Report any signs of dehydration to your doctor immediately. These include dry, sticky mouth, sleepiness or tiredness, thirst, decreased urination or fewer wet diapers, few or no tears when crying, muscle weakness, headache, dizziness or lightheadedness.
• Eating small, frequent meals to help prevent vomiting if occurring.
For more information contact the Clark County Combined Health District at 937-390-5600, or check out our website at www.ccchd.com.
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