Whooping Cough Case Confirmed in Waukesha School District
One month into the school year, and last year's outbreak of pertussis apparently hasn't left Waukesha schools.
The whooping cough has returned to the Waukesha schools this year.
While five students in the district reportedly had pertussis during the summer break, there has been one new diagnosed case in a Waukesha school, according to School Board member Bill Baumgart. Baugart did not know Wednesday night which school had a case of the whooping cough.
“This is going to continue until, I guess, it runs its course,” Baumgart said.
The whooping cough was on the rise in southeastern Wisconsin last school year, with the first case being reported to the Waukesha School Board in December. As of February, there were six confirmed cases of the disease.
Meanwhile, while Marquette University has confirmed cases of the mumps at its Milwaukee campus, Waukesha public schools have remained mump-free, according to Baumgart.