A middle school principal in Havertown, Pennsylvania, is warning parents that students may have been exposed to Whooping Cough.
In an email to parents and guardians, the principal of Haverford Middle School says that the students may have been exposed to the disease, with those without their vaccinations having a higher risk of contracting it. Pertussis, commonly known as Whooping Cough, is a highly contagious disease, and is spread through the air when an infected person sneezes or coughs.
People who contract pertussis usually begin with cold symptoms and a cough, which then becomes worse over a week or two. Officials warn that if any of these symptoms appear, the student should not come to school before consulting with a doctor.