Mon 8:30 | Ashland Responds To Pertussis Outbreak

Sep 22, 2017

Only two students in Ashland schools were confirmed to have pertussis (whooping cough) when Jackson County Health officials declared an outbreak. 

But as they have pointed out in the past, pertussis is not something to take lightly.  It's one of those diseases that had become rare until parents concerned about vaccines stopped having children vaccinated against it. 

Now under-vaccinated students are required to stay out of school for three full weeks. 

School district nurse Belinda Brown visits The Exchange, along with Jackson County Public Health Clinic Manager Stacey Gregg.  

 

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