Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: August 8, 1996
August 11, 2021
AUGUST 8, 1996
Jefferson County Health Nurse Paula Anders called the Ledger Friday to ask cooperation in alerting Whitehall area residents to an outbreak of pertussis – whooping cough – in the county. Although none of the latest cases are in Whitehall and most are in the north end of the county, Anders said she is concerned that the disease could spread, especially with school starting soon. A little bit of public education might help nip the spread in the bud, she said. According to an informational flyer from the Center for Disease Control, whooping cough is one of the most deadly dis...