(KMOV.com) – Whooping cough appears to be making a return to the area. Cases of the highly contagious sickness, known also as Pertussis, have been popping up on both sides of the river.
Earlier Tuesday, News 4 got a hold of a letter sent to parents of students at Lafayette High School in the Rockwood School District warning of “another case” of whooping cough. The letter did not specify how many cases have been reported.
Just after 10 p.m., Highland Elementary parents in Illinois received a similar warning from administrators.
In a letter sent from Superintendent Michael Sutton, administrators warn:
“Highland Elementary is continuing to see confirmed cases of Pertussis (whooping cough). Madison County Health Department is asking that parents continue to be watchful for symptoms of Pertussis in their child/children and to consult their healthcare providers.”
The notice goes on to say that the letter serves as notification that the recipient’s children may have been exposed, and that anyone exhibiting symptoms must be isolated.