whooping cough

Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise In Indiana

Jul 28, 2017

Twice the number of whooping cough cases have been recorded compared to this time last year and the Indiana State Department of Health is investigating. Outbreak supervisor Shawn Richards says

“One, is what we’re seeing normal?” says Richards. “Two, are there epidemiological links to other schools or states?”

For the first half of the year, 136 cases of pertussis or whooping cough have been reported compared to 66 in 2016.

The state says the increase could be due to more cases being reported or a waning vaccine. Richards says it could also be something else.

TSC confirms case of whooping cough

Feb 11, 2013

A case of whooping cough has been confirmed in the Tippecanoe School Corporation.

A letter to parents of students in Battle Ground Middle School says exposure to some children and staff may have occurred in the classroom or on the school bus.

TSC officials are encouraging students or staff with signs of whooping cough to see a doctor immediately.

They say the first symptoms are similar to the common cold.

But within a couple of weeks coughing fits followed by vomiting or trouble catching your breath may occur.