“Multiple reports” of whooping cough at Nevada Joint Union High School District

Editor’s note: I received this email:

“Good evening parents,

“This is Superintendent Louise Johnson with an important message about your student’s health. We have had multiple reports of Pertussis, or Whooping Cough on campus. The Health Department is making this recommendation:

· If your student has not had a Pertussis booster shot they should have one as soon as possible. Please contact your private provider to obtain a vaccination;

· If your student shows signs of a progressively worsening cold or cough, you should contact your doctor. Although your student will eventually recover, they may expose infants, the elderly or pregnant women who are more at risk for complications.

· Should your child develop Pertussis, he/she will need to be out of school until a 5 day course of antibiotics has been completed.

Please go the Nevada Joint Union High School District website for more information or contact your school’s nurse. Thank you.”

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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