Confirmed whooping cough case in Tehama County

RED BLUFF, Calif. - Tehama County Public Health revealed today they've had a confirmed case of pertussis, also known as whooping cough. So they're reminding people to take precautions.

They recommend for adults who have not had a vaccination to get one. Infants are at higher risk and should be vaccinated at two months of age.

Pregnant women and also family members who are around infants should get vaccinated, since the bacterial disease is spread through talking, sneezing or coughing.

Linda Rose, Tehama County Health supervising nurse said it's also important to keep an eye out for symptoms.

"Runny nose sneezing, mild to no fever but then the cough will start and it will become more severe it can take their breath away it can lead to vomiting with the cough," Rose said.

If you are around babies at your home or job low cost vaccinations are available at Tehama County Public Health.

For more information call:
Red Bluff call (530) 527-6824
Corning call (530) 824-4890 or 1-800-655-6854

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