Posted: Jan 29, 2013 6:21 PM by Katy Harris KXLF News
Updated: Jan 30, 2013 9:39 AM
ANACONDA-The number of whooping cough cases continues to grow in Anaconda.
On Tuesday there are 16 total confirmed cases of the serious illness that is also known as Pertussis.
That is 5 more cases than Monday.
Anaconda Deer Lodge County Public Health Director Heidi Nielsen says over 300 people have been exposed.
She says there are 10 to 15 more household investigations are being conducted because of possible exposure.
The results of those investigations could mean an increase in the number of people infected with Pertussis.
Nielsen says if you are feeling ill to please stay home until you see a healthcare provider.
Vaccinations are available at the health department.