EMMAUS, Pa. – A case of whooping cough has been reported in the Eastern Pen School District.
Students attending Emmaus High School, Lower Makungi High School, a tutor and elementary schools in Weskosville were diagnosed with whooping cough or donkeys.
The students were under the care of a doctor, according to the letter.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more information on whooping cough, including typical symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
If a child coughs frequently or experiences a cough, parents should contact the child's doctor immediately, the letter said. If the child is not coughing, parents may choose to contact the child's physician and explain that he or she may have been exposed to a case of whooping cough.
All people who are adequately immunized would help control the future spread of whooping cough, according to the letter. The pertussis vaccine, DTap, is only given to children under 7 years of age. A new combination vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) for adolescents and adults has been approved.