Health officials: 7 cases of whooping cough confirmed at Houston preschool

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by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 3 at 12:14 PM

HOUSTON—Harris County health officials on Monday confirmed an outbreak of whooping cough at a northwest Harris County preschool.

Seven cases have been reported in the Adventure Preschool section of the Windwood Christian Academy on Spring Cypress Road.

School is out for the week of Thanksgiving, so health officials said they believe they’ll be able to keep the disease from spreading.

Whooping cough is highly contagious and can be fatal if not treated in time.

 

More information:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/whooping-cough/DS00445

http://www.cdc.gov/features/pertussis/

 

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