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Wood County Dispatch Center
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

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 715-421-8701

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