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Whooping Cough Case Confirmed in Hudson Valley



Wappingers Central School District offers tips for dealing with pertussis

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Several Hudson Valley news sources are now reporting that Wappingers Central School District has confirmed a case of Pertussis (whooping cough). In a press release, the school district warns parents and students about how they may contract the disease and what steps they should take to protect themselves including:


In a press release, the school district warns parents and students about how they may contract the disease and what steps they should take to protect themselves.

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In a press release, the school district warns parents and students about how they may contract the disease and what steps they should take to protect themselves.

Read More: Another Whooping Cough Case Identified in Hudson Valley School | http://hudsonvalleypost.com/another-whooping-cough-case-identified-in-hudson-valley-school/?trackback=tsmclip
In a press release, the school district warns parents and students about how they may contract the disease and what steps they should take to protect themselves.

Read More: Another Whooping Cough Case Identified in Hudson Valley School | http://hudsonvalleypost.com/another-whooping-cough-case-identified-in-hudson-valley-school/?trackback=tsmclip
In a press release, the school district warns parents and students about how they may contract the disease and what steps they should take to protect themselves.

Read More: Another Whooping Cough Case Identified in Hudson Valley School | http://hudsonvalleypost.com/another-whooping-cough-case-identified-in-hudson-valley-school/?trackback=tsmclip

1. When possible, young infants should be kept away from people with a cough. Infants with any coughing illness should be seen promptly by their doctor.

2. Persons 7 years and older can benefit from a new vaccine against pertussis known as Tdap. Receiving this vaccine will not provide protection from this exposure but will provide future protection.

3. If you or your child comes down with cold symptoms that include a cough, talk to your child’s health care provider. Tell the doctor that pertussis has been seen in your child's school.

4. Persons diagnosed with confirmed or suspected pertussis should not return to school until they have completed five days of antibiotic treatment


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