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My daughter's school sent a letter home yesterday saying that a child had pertussis at her school. Any worries?

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In brief: Yes.

Undervaccinated children can get a more severe form with complications, but even immunized children can get the mild form, manifesting as 3 months of constant cough.

In brief: Yes.

Undervaccinated children can get a more severe form with complications, but even immunized children can get the mild form, manifesting as 3 months of constant cough.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Heads up normal

Schools will routinely notify parents when a significant contageous illness is reported in a student.
Pertussis is one such illness that is worrisome to anyone who might get it but deadly to infants.General guidelines include recommending students in a classroom with more than one case receive medication to prevent further spread in the community.

In brief: Heads up normal

Schools will routinely notify parents when a significant contageous illness is reported in a student.
Pertussis is one such illness that is worrisome to anyone who might get it but deadly to infants.General guidelines include recommending students in a classroom with more than one case receive medication to prevent further spread in the community.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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