Calaveras confirms pertussis cases

Union Democrat staff /

Calaveras County Public Health officials Thursday said two cases of whooping cough have been confirmed in the county.

The illness, also known as pertussis, was found in two school-aged children. The department did not reveal their names, ages or if they indeed attended school.

They were the first "confirmed" cases of pertussis this year in the county, meaning they underwent lab tests.

It was unclear this morning if the cases are connected to an outbreak of pertussis in neighboring Tuolumne County.

As of early this week, the county had five confirmed "root" cases and several other suspected cases, all centering around a handful of schools.

Dr. Todd Stolp, Tuolumne County's Public Health Officer, said virtually every school in the county now is reporting ill students with symptoms indicative of pertussis, including prolonged bouts of coughing.

For the complete story, see the May 16, 2014, edition of The Union Democrat.

11918903
The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Saturday April 30, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
New $65M courthouse to open by end of 2019

04/26/2016

State officials are working with architectural consultants on final designs for a ... more

Lake is full, marina is open

04/26/2016

The temperature was in the high 20s Tuesday morning when Jacob Hartley, ... more

Increased pulse flows for fish begin on Stanislaus River

04/26/2016

Agencies that control flows on the Stanislaus River below Tulloch and New ... more

Director resigns as infighting continues

04/27/2016

Bryan Adcox has resigned from the Mother Lode Fair Board of Directors ... more

Homelessness dominates town hall talks

04/27/2016

Sonora’s generous nature is one of the forces driving a seemingly growing ... more