May 16th, 2012

Three Shakopee Students Diagnosed With Whooping Cough

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Three students at Shakopee Junior High have been diagnosed with whooping cough, according to a letter that went out to parents today from the school nurse. Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection, according to the Mayo Clinic website. In many people, it's marked by a severe hacking cough followed by a high-pitched intake of breath that sounds like "whoop."

 

ShakopeePatch by Lisa Bauman

Tags: Mayoclinic.com, Pediatrics, Shakopee Junior High, ShakopeePatch, whooping cough

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