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Whooping cough confirmed in community


January 19, 2017

The Petersburg has one confirmed case of Pertussis or whooping cough, according to a notice sent out by Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter on Tuesday afternoon.

“We have been working with the Medical Center and Public Health Nurse to determine the best course of action for sharing accurate and helpful information with staff, parents, and community members,” Kludt-Painter wrote. “This is not a public health emergency, but we need to be cautious and aware.”

The email described the case as being found in a small child, but did not specify if it was a student or not. Kludt-Painter al...

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