Dear Parents and Guardians,
We have a confirmed case of Whooping Cough at school. Whooping Cough is a contagious, respiratory infection. It begins like a cold and then develops into a cough. Whooping Cough is spread by airbourne droplets and is highly infectious. The incubation period for Whooping Cough is between six to twenty days. A person is infected for the first 21 days of their cough or until they have had five days of a 10 day course of antibiotics.
The symptoms of Whooping Cough can include:
- Severe cough
- Characteristic ‘whooping’ sound on inhalation
- Vomiting at the end of a bout of coughing
- Sleep apnoea
If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms please visit the doctor with your concerns and phone the school if you have a confirmed case.
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