Waukesha County

 

  

Public Health Services

Contact Us

Dept. of Health and Human Services
Address: 514 Riverview Avenue
Waukesha WI, 53188
Phone: (262) 896-8430
Fax: (262) 970-6670
TollFree: 1-800-540-3620
Email: hhs@waukeshacounty.gov

The Nurse Call Center is available by phone:
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. (8 AM – 4:30 PM)
Extended hours on Tuesdays (8 AM – 6:30 PM)
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please contact a medical professional or call 911.

The Public Health Division will be closed to the public for 2017 holiday observances on the following dates:

  • MEMORIAL DAY will be observed Monday, May 29, 2017
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY will be observed Tuesday, July 4, 2017
  • LABOR DAY will be observed Monday, September 4, 2017
  • THANKSGIVING DAY and THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING will be observed Thursday, November 23, 2017, and Friday, November 24, 2017
  • CHRISTMAS EVE and CHRISTMAS DAY will be observed Monday, December 25, 2017, and Tuesday, December 26, 2017
  • NEW YEARS EVE and NEW YEARS DAY will be observed Monday, January 1, 2018 and Tuesday, January 2, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERTUSSIS


Pertussis continues to circulate in the community.  Also called whooping cough, pertussis is a disease that is caused by a bacteria that attaches to the lungs.  At first a person may feel like they have a cold with a runny nose, low-grade fever, and slight cough.  After about a week, the person can start to have violent dry, coughing fits that can last a minute or longer.  The disease can last for a long time and exacerbate into more severe illness. 

The Waukesha County Public Health Division is working with school personnel to manage cases and communicate with parents regarding pertussis exposure and education.  Students with a cough lasting longer than 7 days should be assessed for pertussis.  The DtaP vaccination is a major defender against pertussis and the vaccine is promoted among the school population.  As part of the childhood immunization program the primary series of DtaP vaccine is given at 2, 4, and 6 months of age with the 4th dose being given at 15 – 18 months of age.  The final dose is recommended before entering school, at 4 – 6 years.  The TdaP vaccine is required for all kids entering 6th grade.  One dose of TdaP is recommended for all adults including school personnel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidance for the case management of pertussis. Prophylactic antibiotics to prevent pertussis are recommended for household contacts, individuals at highest risk of developing severe pertussis, infants, pregnant women in their 3rd trimester and immune compromised individuals.  

Pertussis Information from DHS

Pertusis Fact Sheet

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