Probable Case Of Whooping Cough In Charlotte

By: News 10
By: News 10

A student at Washington Elementary School in Charlotte is currently at home being treated for a probable case of Whooping Cough.
The student was diagnosed with the probable case on Friday, and is at home taking antibiotics. He is expected to return to class later this week.
Letters were sent to students and staff at the school to monitor themselves for symptoms, and to check up on their vaccinations.
Dr. Robert Schirmer of the Barry-Eaton District Health Department says no one else has reported symptoms.
Whooping Cough, also called Pertussis, is a contagious infection that causes a painful,, hacking cough.
It is sometimes fatal to infants.


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