KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Officials at the Flathead City-County Health Department say they are contacting the families of about 150 students potentially exposed to whooping cough by a seventh-grader who tested positive for the infectious illness.
Community Health Services Director Jody White tells the Daily Inter Lake (http://bit.ly/TiyEVg) that officials are advising families to see health care providers for a five-day course of antibiotics.
White told the county Board of Health on Thursday that the student had the initial vaccinations against whooping cough but not the seventh-grade booster called Tdap for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.
She says it appears the student was infected outside the area.
Information from: Daily Inter Lake, http://www.dailyinterlake.com