Board of Health: kids may have been exposed to whooping cough

BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - The Butler County Board of Health is investigating another case of whooping cough in schools. Parents of children at Endeavor Elementary were notified that their children may have been exposed to the highly contagious bacterial disease in the classroom.

Whooping cough, also known as Pertussis is an airborne disease that is easily spread amongst young children in schools. The Butler County Board of Health says that it is important that children be updated on necessary shots and vaccinations. They have released this Pertussis Fact Sheet to help educate parents on the disease. Initial symptoms of the disease resemble those of a common cold, but then leads to more frequent and severe coughing fits.

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