Whooping Cough confirmed in child in Umatilla County
UMATILLA, Ore. - Umatilla County Public Health Department has been notified of a confirmed case of Pertussis, more commonly known as "Whooping Cough". A school age child in the west end of the county was diagnosed at the beginning of the month and had attended school prior to diagnosis. Family members have received antibiotic treatment to prevent further spread of the illness. Health experts say Whooping Cough is highly contagious and most infectious during the early stages and for 2 weeks after the cough starts.