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Bayfield, Ashland counties report jump in whooping cough cases

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Health care graphic copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.
Health care graphic copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.

ASHLAND, WI (WTAQ) - Officials in Bayfield and Ashland Counties say there appears to be a slight rise in whooping cough cases.

So far their have been 6 diagnosed. All of the children are school age. They had all received the pertussis vaccination.

The bacterial infection is very contagious.

The biggest identifier is the whooping sound a sufferer makes when they're inhaling between coughs.

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