Whooping cough diagnosed in E. Ore. county



UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) — Public health authorizes in Eastern Oregon say a school-age child has come down with whooping cough.

KNDU (http://bit.ly/n6mf1n ) quotes the Umatilla County Public Health Department as saying the diagnosis came from the western end of the county at the beginning of the month.

The child had been in school before the diagnosis.

Family members have been treated with antibiotics.

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial disease that in rare cases can be fatal.


Information from: KNDU-TV, http://www.kndu.com/