DHS Monitoring Increase in Toxic Shock Syndrome Cases

DHS Monitoring Increase in Toxic Shock Syndrome CasesSince July 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has received five reports of toxic shock syndrome (TSS), with four cases associated with super absorbency tampon use by teenage females. No deaths have been reported. TSS is a serious illness caused by bacteria that can produce toxins. In a typical year, Wisconsin sees zero to one TSS cases. The last confirmed TSS case in the state was in 2011. “Toxic shock syndrome can progress rapidly leading to complications such as shock…

JenniferC.Miller

February 6, 2023

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