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District Student Health Services
Ramie McMahon, RN, BSN Student Health Services Coordinator
Phone: 715-232-1642 x40101 Cell: 715-440-0213 Pager: 1-888-972-2056
Dear Dunn County Parents/Students/Staff,
The Dunn County Health Department wants school staff and parents of children to know that pertussis disease is at increased levels in Wisconsin and there are confirmed cases of pertussis in our community. Children ages under 1 year and ages 10-14 years have been the ages most affected. Pertussis is also most serious in infants and preschoolers who are behind schedule or have not received any DTaP vaccine. Please be sure your children are up to date with their required doses and siblings and caregivers of young children should also be vaccinated for pertussis.
Pertussis is spread through direct contact with someone that is sick with a cough. It starts with cold like symptoms with a persistent cough or cough that gets much worse over 1-2 weeks.
We always recommend if you/your child are ill, stay home and seek medical advice/schedule an appointment with your regular provider. We want to remind you there are many ways to prevent the spread of illness among students and families:
You can contact your medical provider to schedule a time to get up to date with your shots, or call the health department at 232-2388 to make an appointment
Wendy MacDougall, RN, MSN, APNP
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