With cases of pertussis being confirmed in Cascade County, we wanted to provide some additional information to educate our patients and the community. The City-County Health Department in Great Falls shared a fact sheet with us and we wanted to share it with you as well.
Pertussis, commonly known as “whooping cough,” is an acute bacterial infection of the respiratory tract caused by the bacterium Bordetella Pertussis.
You can find this fact sheet by clicking HERE.
Some topics included on this sheet:
What is Pertussis?
Symptoms of Pertussis
How do People get Pertussis?
Diagnosis and Treatment of Pertussis
How Can I Help Prevent the Spread of Pertussis?