Stories tagged with: Whooping Cough

December 19, 2013 - 5:11pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department Thursday announced that is has confirmed two cases of whooping cough at West Muskingum High School.  Neither student has any siblings in the other buildings.  Health officials say symptoms generally resemble a common cold in the beginning, including sneezing, runny nose, low-grade fever and mild cough.  Within two weeks the cough may worsen and may be followed by a high-pitched whoop or crowing sound.  If you child...

November 18, 2013 - 6:03pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department Epidemiologist Kristen Baker says Pertussis, which is commonly known as the Whooping Cough, has a trend of increasing every 3 to 5 years. Baker says in 2012, there were nine confirmed or suspect cases of the disease and so far this year, she says that number has doubled. The highly contagious disease can start out as a cold or cough and is spread through close contact.

Baker explained, "Close contact is defined through the Infectious...

November 4, 2010 - 3:57pm
5 years 13 weeks ago

Health officials have declared a whooping cough outbreak in Franklin County, with close to 800 cases discovered.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department wants to spread awareness to the public about this disease, that can be prevented by having your child receive their routine immunizations.

So far in Muskingum County, only nine cases have been reported this year, compared to last year's 200.

"Whooping cough is a bacterial infection that causes a very...

July 22, 2010 - 3:47pm
5 years 28 weeks ago

A California epidemic of the Whooping Cough has the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department preparing for a potential outbreak. An unusual number of central Ohio residents are coming down with the cough, and it has doctors on alert across the state.

Whooping Cough is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection.

Gloria Kieffer, Director of Nursing for the Zanesville- Muskingum Health Department says preventative measures are the safest assurance against getting sick....

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