“It’s a very violent disease as far as the cough goes. The cough is persistent, it doesn’t go away. You cough so violently that you have difficulty breathing.”
There were two confirmed cases this past week at a middle school in West County and doctors at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.
The law being put into effect for the 2012-13 school year requires students to get the Tdap vaccine, a booster shot against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.
Education officials are reminding parents to update their children’s immunizations before they head back to school.
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89 cases in St. Louis County in 2012.
The outbreak now includes 79 cases in 12 towns.
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Health officials in St. Louis County are seeing a big increase in cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough.