Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
The health department has received a number of questions about Whooping Cough (Pertussis) from Thurston County parents and school staff.Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious bacterial infection, and one of the most common vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States.Below are links to Pertussis fact sheets, an informational letter from our Health Officer, Dr. Diana Yu, and to the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services website.
- Whooping Cough Fact Sheet (PDF) - English
- Whooping Cough Fact Sheet (PDF) - Spanish
- Washington State DOH Whooping Cough Information Letter (PDF)
- Washington State DOH Whooping Cough Web Page