ABERDEEN, Wash. - Grays Harbor's Public Health Department has confirmed a case of pertussis (whooping cough) at Aberdeen High School. A letter sent to parents yesterday warns parents of the case confirmed to have been contagious between March 17th and April 11th. symptoms may still be visible for up to 3 weeks, and can include runny nose, sneezing, cough and low-grade fever. After 1-2 weeks the cough becomes more severe, and the "whooping" noise can be more audible.
Parents are urged to contact their health care provider if symptoms do arise.
2012 04 12 Pertussis Letter