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Whooping cough case confirmed at Freeport

May 16, 2017 News Extra

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BUFFALO TWP — A case of whooping cough was confirmed today at Freeport High School.

According to a letter emailed to families of high school and students and available on the district's website, the person who was diagnosed has already received treatment.

The district letter states it was in communication with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to ensure it is in compliance with the recommendations for dealing with whooping cough, formally called pertussis.

The letter warns people that those not immunized against pertussis have the greatest risk for infection and other symptoms.

According to the district, the purpose of the notification is to warn people that their children attend classes in the same building or may ride the same bus as the affected student.

No other cases have been reported.

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