Pertussis Alert - September 21, 2016
There has been a pertussis exposure at a local hospital in Marathon county. Exposures occurred during the period of 9/7 through 9/14/16. The local health department is working with the institution to identify exposed staff and patients. Post-exposure prophylaxis and testing (as indicated) are being provided by the institution for affected individuals. Officials should be aware that some affected individuals may reside outside Marathon county and could seek medical treatment outside the facility.
Link to DPH guidance regarding pertussis: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/
Here is the link to the latest pertussis report: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/
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