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The Clark County Combined Health District has released the following press release:
"November 1, 2013, Springfield, Ohio - the Clark County Combined Health district is currently investigating 40 suspected cases of Pertussis also known as whooping cough in the community.
Pertussis is a respiratory illness also known as "whooping cough". It is a contagious disease caused by bacteria called Bordet...ella pertussis. Pertussis is found in humans and is spread from person to person. the disease can be passed by coughing or sneezing while in close contact with others, who then breathe in the bacteria.
A case of Pertussis was confirmed today, Friday, November 1st at Rocking Horse Center in one of the Center's personnel. Rocking Horse Center is following all state and CDC guidelines, and as a result, closed its doors for the remainder of today and tomorrow to determine the nature and scope of possible exposures. Families of Rocking Horse patients will be contacted by the Center if exposure to Pertussis is likely to have occurred and appropriate treatment measures will be taken.
The Health District and Rocking Horse personnel are continuing to determine all possible routes of exposure. Patients with potential exposure will be advised about the treatment options."
Signs and Symptoms of Pertussis as well as a map of the suspected cases will also be posted on the Rocking Horse Center Facebook page yet today.
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