The McHenry County Health Department confirms two cases, other suspected cases not yet confirmed.
The McHenry County Health Department confirmed two cases of pertussis, known as whooping cough, in Consolidated School District 158 schools. Health department officials confirmed two cases and there are other suspected cases that have not been confirmed, spokesperson Debra Quackenbush said Friday. The onset was Sept. 13, she said. Health officials confirmed the cases this week. Quackenbush did not indicate how many other District 158 cases are being reviewed. District 158 posted a health message on its website Thursday about three probable cases, two at Marlowe Middle School and one at Huntley High School. Quackenbush did not indicate which cases were confirmed. Several other cases at Marlowe have been referred for follow up to the health …
Cases of pertussis continue to grow.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Cases go over an astounding 300 in McHenry County.
The number of reported pertussis cases has reached over 300 in McHenry County. There have already been 313 reported pertussis cases, with 156 reported among children 10 and younger, according to the Northwest Herald. In December, the McHenry County Health Department reported the county surpassed its record for number of whooping cough cases with 192 with the highly infectious disease. The former record was set in 2004 with 191 cases. The outbreak spread to neighboring counties. Woodstock pertussis patients went from 31 to 61 from late November through Feb. 17; Crystal Lake more than doubled from 18 to 39 cases; and Cary has jumped from 51 to 84, according to the NWH. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, …