Three local physicians will present an overview of pertussis—also known as whooping cough—during an upcoming free Hill Country Memorial Good Health School.
Pertussis is a highly contagious disease, and it is known to last for a duration of approximately six weeks before subsiding.
Andrea C. Bray, MD, Jennifer Woerner Dulaney, MD, and Melissa A. George, MD, will cover how the disease affects adults, children and pregnant women. Attendees will also learn about symptoms, how it is spread, who’s at risk and what measures to take to help protect against contracting the disease.
The program will start on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., at Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center. While there is no charge to attend the session, reservations are requested for planning purposes by calling the Wellness Center at 830-997-1355.