Parents were notified by letters this week by the West Branch Elementary school. Officials at the school say they are working with the department of health to alert parents and take all the necessary precautions. The children who shared a classroom or bus with the infected student were notified specifically.
Dr. Sortor-Thompson says parents should be taking minor precautions if they have come in contact with the child. If your child has a cough, it is advised to keep them home from school to stop the spreading of any germs. However, it is stressed just because your child has a cough, does not mean they have pertussis. It is more likely your child has a common cold.
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