EUGENE, Ore. – Whooping cough is spreading in Lane County, with 45 cases now reported at 15 different schools.
An outbreak began at Sheldon High School last month, when eight students were diagnosed. There have now been 18 cases at the school.
Lane County Public Health officials said they typically see less than 20 cases in the entire county in a year.
They said the whooping cough season should peak in late June or early July.
Health officials are reminding people to get vaccinated, because one case can cause 16 other people to get sick.