Posted: Feb 5, 2013 7:26 PM by KXLF
Updated: Feb 5, 2013 7:28 PM
Officials at the health department in Anaconda say Pertussis, or whooping cough, is still spreading.
Officials confirmed 27 cases of whooping cough in Anaconda on Tuesday. Those cases are mostly within the Anaconda school system, according to Linda Best, acting director of the public health department in Anaconda. Two adults in Anaconda have confirmed cases of whooping cough.
Tuesday morning, seven tests were sent to the state health department, according to Best.
Butte-Silver Bow has yet to see an outbreak of whooping cough, according to Dan Powers, interim public health officer for the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department. Butte High School reported one student with whopping cough last week.
Officials continue to encourage you to stay home if you are feeling under the weather, and to avoid people with whopping cough symptoms.