Student in Fayetteville diagnosed with whooping cough

Student in Fayetteville diagnosed with whooping cough

A student at McNair Middle School was diagnosed with whooping cough, Alan Wilbourn, spokesperson for Fayetteville Public Schools, told 40/29 News Tuesday.This comes more than a month after a student at Woodland Jr. High was diagnosed with the same disease.At McNair, immunization records will be reviewed by a school nurse. Parents will be notified if their child needs the vaccine.Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a very contagious disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.”Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing, which often makes it hard to breathe,” according to the website. “After cough fits, someone with pertussis often needs to take deep breaths, which result in a “whooping” sound.””Pertussis can affect people of all ages, but can be very serious, even deadly, for babies less than a year old,” according to the CDC’s site.”The best way to protect against pertussis is by getting vaccinated,” it says.

A student at McNair Middle School was diagnosed with whooping cough, Alan Wilbourn, spokesperson for Fayetteville Public Schools, told 40/29 News Tuesday.

This comes more than a month after a student at Woodland Jr. High was diagnosed with the same disease.

At McNair, immunization records will be reviewed by a school nurse. Parents will be notified if their child needs the vaccine.

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a very contagious disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

“Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing, which often makes it hard to breathe,” according to the website. “After cough fits, someone with pertussis often needs to take deep breaths, which result in a “whooping” sound.”

“Pertussis can affect people of all ages, but can be very serious, even deadly, for babies less than a year old,” according to the CDC’s site.

“The best way to protect against pertussis is by getting vaccinated,” it says.

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