Pertussis

Statewide, there have been 246 cases of Pertussis (whooping cough) reported so far in 2014. Cascade County has had 22 confirmed cases of pertussis this year, twelve of them confirmed since December 10, 2014. Pertussis is a contagious respiratory illness that, in the beginning,…

Help Stop the Spread of Pertussis

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. Although it initially resembles an ordinary cold, pertussis may eventually turn more serious and can even be fatal, especially in infants. Initially, pertussis may not be easily recognized, but the early…

CCHD and GFPS Asking Parents to Help Stop the Spread of Pertussis

With over 500 cases of Pertussis (also known as whooping cough) so far in 2012, Montana communities are working hard to find a way to stop the spread of this illness.  During the summer, Pertussis showed up in the Great Falls area; so far…

Prevent Pertussis for Your Family and Community!

Statewide, there have been 527 cases of Pertussis (whooping cough) reported so far in 2012 compared to 129 cases for the same period last year. Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) wants to remind the community that Pertussis is present in Cascade County; since June 19th, there…

Pertussis Confirmed in Cascade County

The City-County Health Department (CCHD) has received confirmation of Cascade County’s first Pertussis case of 2012. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that spreads through the air by cough. Almost all cases can be effectively treated by a…

Pertussis in Montana

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. The most commonly recognized symptom of pertussis is a violent, uncontrollable cough. After a coughing fit, someone with pertussis may need to take deep breaths, which result in a “whooping” sound….