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Madison County Health Department reports rise in Pertussis Cases

Parents encouraged to be vigilant

The Madison County Health Department has recently seen an increase in the number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases diagnosed in the county. Public Health Director Nancy Crewe says, “While we are nowhere near an outbreak level number of cases, out of an abundance of caution, we want to let the public know so they can be vigilant and help keep us from reaching those levels.”

Pertussis is spread by contact with germs that are spread by the coughing of someone who is infected.  The early signs of pertussis are like those of a common cold and cough.  The cough becomes worse over 1 to 2 weeks and usually develops into a long series of coughs followed by a whooping noise.  However, older children, adults, and very young infants may not develop the whoop.  The cough is often worse at night and cough medicines usually do not help the cough go away.  Pertussis can infect people of all ages, but is much more dangerous in infants under the age of 1. Children with symptoms will not be able to go to school until 5 days of antibiotics have been completed.

Crewe is asking the public to please consider the following recommendations from the Madison County Health Department:

1. Contact your child’s health care provider if the health department notifies you that your child has been in contact with a known case of pertussis.

2. Contact your child’s health care provider to discuss your child’s immunization status, if you think your child’s immunizations may not be up-to-date.  A relatively new pertussis vaccination is recommended for children age 11-12 to help boost protection from getting pertussis.

3. If you or your child develops a cough illness like that described above, contact your child’s health care provider for a check-up and possible testing for pertussis.  If your child has pertussis, he or she will need to stay home from school until 5 days of antibiotics are finished or for 3 weeks after the cough starts, if antibiotics were not given.  Keep ill children home from activities where pertussis could be spread to others.  Examples include church, scouts and team sports.

Pertussis Fact Sheet


Madison County Community Health Improvement Plan (MC-CHIP)
2017 Update

The Madison County Health Department has released the latest update of the Community Health Improvement Plan.

If you have any questions, contact Lloyd Jordison at


If you come to the Madison County Health Department's Richmond Clinic, you might see the staff wearing a new button. We've started a new CARE (Cardiovascular Assessment, Risk reduction and Education) program.

Nurses will check your blood pressure anytime. It is a quick visit, no appointment needed and it is a FREE service.

Come learn about your blood pressure - it’s for your health!

Booster seatFREE car seat CHECK and INSTALL

Seventy-three percent of all car seats are misused- meaning they are either not installed properly or the child is not in the correct seat. Let us help you protect your family. MCHD offers FREE car seat CHECKS in both Richmond and Berea. Call 228-2044 today for an appointment!

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Madison County Public Library, Berea
Every Wednesday
Nov 1- Dec 13
6:00 - 7:30PM

Call 228-2044 to register.

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