Whooping cough cases increasing in both counties
Pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, is currently widespread, with 1,514 cases in Wisconsin and as of June 14, 35 cases in Pierce County and 29 cases in St. Croix County.
Cases with Pierce and St. Croix counties have been widespread and involving individuals from age 6 months to 55 years.
Schools within the River Falls School District have multiple confirmed cases.
Parents and individuals are encouraged to be on the lookout for symptoms.