SUPERIOR, WI (WTAQ) - Two children at a day care center in far northwest Wisconsin were confirmed to have whooping cough – and several other kids are being tested.
The facility is in Superior’s home county of Douglas – but its name and location have not been released due to concerns about privacy.
County health nurses have contacted parents of children who attend the day care center, to recommend further tests or precautionary antibiotics.
Whooping cough is also known as pertussis. It’s spread by coughing, often after repeated face to face contact.
It’s been a bad year for pertussis in Wisconsin, with almost 3,500 cases being reported statewide as of July 31st.