- Friday December 13th, 2013 :: 04:13 p.m. CST
Health advisory issued for Wood County due to Pertussis.
Wood Co Health Dept has issued a health advisory for Wood County.
The Health Dept has issued an advisory for Wood County regarding Pertussis, aka the Whooping Cough. Early symptoms are cold-like with a mild cough progressing to severe coughing spells. It may include whooping and vomiting, and last about 6 weeks. If left untreated the patient can spread the disease for 2 to 3 weeks.
If symptoms are showing, a Doctors visit is in order. Patients should be isolated until antibiotic treatments are completed.
Wood County Dispatch Center
400 Market St
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494