Listserve message for 05-11-18-Pertussis Diagnosis
Published on May 11, 2018 12:36

Dear Parents and Guardians:

 

This email is just to inform you that a student in the high school has a confirmed diagnosis of Pertussis. Pertussis ("whooping cough") is a bacterial infection that can spread through the air when people cough. Symptoms of pertussis resemble a cold with a significant cough. Pertussis is contagious, but children receive a booster vaccination (Tdap) before entering the 7th grade. I have attached a fact sheet on Pertussis from the Mass DPH  with more information. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

 

Thank you,

Lynn Molinari

 

Lynn Molinari MSN, RN

Millis Middle High school

245 Plain Street

Millis, MA 02054

508 376-7009

lmolinari@millisps.org

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