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hooping cough" outbreak any adult who may end up exposing a young child to pertussis. Current immunization recommen- dations call for an initial series of lout :or "whooping cough" - have Pertussis vaccine is not approved for use in adults, or children over the age of seven. Because the effect of childhood pertussis immunizations  LqB IIW ql¢li I I Ol[ImJ' 1 1  Ik'Vqb4 I1' • II lt' I' • 15-18 months of age -- with a "boclst- typically begin to lose their immunity . " ., .... er" shot at 4-6 years. Children who ve to the llness around the time they an unimmunized child. , confirmed cases of pertus, during a coughing attack_ and infants most severe, in prescnoo,_age cn,H. beervO exposed to pertussis may be and-h00py "whooping cough" - have can go on to develop serious compli- aren, t s vnauy important to mae advised to get their fourth shot ahead ...... ned over the last two weeks cations, like pneumonia or encephali- sure children ....... in that age group are f sche__l' d., ........ o f 'hev.7 ..ahad ............. lheir )h rd | children and adults wtn ttes to tis fully mmunized - and annbnottc • • ...... .  . . .  . . . dose of vaccine more than stx months t-,ovo cnoo= m t)awson. Because the disease tends to De treatment ]s especmlly important Ior a,o " in -"- illness has been reported s and staff at the school, as qll.,,,,.,,,.t , I[,,,m- gl;,LmlA.,A I--mm,j,A,i,ll family members of the ill chi'- |€1||| IJ|llly r--Jrb, plUlt# ,VIIIIHI:#UILiI::I ti01iday season ieials at Countryside Public '11 =,  /11,', f'lrrll|ll" Service are advising people I[,l,llll L1kJ FIIILI Iq 'mJlL11k'l I V IIII: :iieve they may have symptoms = = " , @ illness to seek medical atten- U.S. Senator Rod Grams today of Appleton and Ortonville to as a former small business owner Ive the), are urging area parents brought his "Explore Minnesota" tour Washington when Congress returns experienced it first-hand. It's time for sure preschool children have immunized against per- and local health officials are to track down people have been exposed to the ill- so they can be treated with Although antibiotics cure pertussis, they can help avoid spreading the disease to and they may lessen the sever- he illness. is fairly common in health officials noted, reported statewide dur- 97, and 337 so far this year. of pertussis usually to two weeks after a per- becomes infected, although period can last up to 21 illness usually begins with symptoms, which typically a runny nose and a mild next week or two, people begin to experience severe coughing, ending with the "whooping" sound that the illness. These attacks may also end with coughing attacks may contin- r as long as 4-6 weeks, and they to occur more often at night. attacks, there may be no signs of illness. toms of the illness tend to vith age. Adults may not make tstic "whooping" sound Five may be made by the Senior Center. When ',Sting a meal call the Senior the day prior to eating at 839- 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15 or Ham Balls, Sweet Cabba$ Salad, ring, Rye Bread Wednesday, Dec. 16 Beef Commercial Mashed Glazed Carrots, Bar Whole Wheat Bread Thursday, Dec. 17 Chops, Dressing/Gravy, Bean Casserole, Baked Raisin Bread Friday, Dec. 18 lisbury Steak, Boiled es/Gravy, Squash, Ice Cream, Bread Monday, Dec. "21 Breast, Rice/Gravy, Blend Vegetables, Glazed IWW Dinner Roll Tuesday, Dec. 22 Baked Potato, Wax Sherbet, Whole wheat Bread meals Dec. 15 through Friday, Mary Geier, Ed and Lorene Bill and Donna Heel aday, Dec. 21 through Dec. 24 (No Christmas): Olson, Gene Burdick, Ron wials for Hospice following memorials were :d by Rice Hospice - for the month 1998: ' of: Dwyer from Dorothy Huizenga from Bill and Hoel Johnson from Gloria Leuthardt from Audrey Shirley Botker Nelson from her family :donations to Rice Hospice :eville was made by a Throndrud. CLOCK RFAIR to Appleton and Ortonville. While in Appleton. Grams met with local offi- cials and toured Prairie Correctional Facility. In Ortonvitle, Senator Grams addressed students, parent and faculty at Ortonville High School where they discussed legislation he introduced in the fall, "The Personal Security and Wealth in Retirement Act." During his "Explore Minnesota" tour, Grams is traveling to every county in the state to meet with Minnesotans and discuss issues important to them, especially their desire to improve their retire- ment security by reforming Social Security. "I'm pleased to be able to bring my 'Explore Minnesota' tour to Appleton and Ortonville today," said Grams. "This visit has given me much-needed input and I look forward to bringing the ideas and concerns of the people for the next legislative session. My 'Explore Minnesota' tour gives me the opportunity to visit with the bedrock of democracy - the people. I thank the men and women of Appleton and Ortonvitle for their hospitality." During the day, Grams met with local officials of both Appleton and Ortonville. "Through these meetings, I heard about the challenges that face these cities as they head toward the next century. All too often, local gov- ernments are forced to deal with excessive regulations and unfunded mandates from Washington. I'm com- mitted to keeping local control where it belongs - in the town halls, not in the halls of Congress," said Grams. Grams also met several local job providers. As I have traveled on this tour I have heard the frustration of dealing with Washington red tape and Washington to get off the back of our nation's jcJb providers and allow them to do the work that has made this nation prosperous," said Grams. Grams' "Explore Minnesota" tour continues this week, as he heads to Kerkhoven, Benson, Renville and Olivia. Grams will also host a "Minnesotans Explore Social Security" Town Hall Meeting in Willmar Thursday, Dec. 10 to discuss legislation he has introduced to ensure retirement security for all Americans. "as we head toward a new century, we're enjoying one of the most pros- perous decades in the history of our nation. During this time, it's critical that Congress address one of the most vital issues facing the American peo- ple 7- the solvency of Social Security," said Grams. enter middle school or junior high. For that reason, adolescents and young adults often do become ill with pertussis - even though their symp- toms may be t'elatively mild - and they can easily pass the disease on to Like a good z neighbor, State Farm is there? State Farm Insurance Companies • Home Offices: Bloomington, Illinois Santa SALE PRICES FOR i WEEK ONLY. Just Laxge Shipment of FISH TRAP II ICE HOUSES for Chlismlas! Buy 0ne at Reg. 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