DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Extendicare Health and Rehabilitation Center has confirmed cases of the acterial infection known as the “Whooping Cough. “
“We have a few confirmed cases here at the Extendicare, and there has [sic] been cases in Houston and Henry County,” said Shenika Ford, Extendicare Administrator.
Cases of Pertussis, better known as whooping cough, are popping up in the Wiregrass. Extendicare Health Center said they are working closely to end the spread of whooping cough.
“We working closely with Geneva Alabama Department of Public Health to contain the spread of whooping cough,” she said.
Whooping cough does not only affect children but teenagers and adults as well. If an affected person coughs or sneezes, the bacteria spread within a matter of seconds.