LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A case of whooping cough (pertussis) was as soon as reported among college students at Ballard High College on Tuesday.
Whooping cough is a respiratory an infection that is without considerations unfold from individual to individual by coughing or sneezing.
The disease begins such as a overall frigid, with sneezing, runny nose, low fever, and a soft cough. After about 10 days, a extreme cough develops that many times occurs in outbursts that terminate with a high sounding “whoop”-like noise. The extreme cough can last for weeks or months, normally leading to coughing suits and/or vomiting.
Infants normally raise out no longer dangle a normal whoop, and can simply appear sick or terminate respiratory. Symptoms can occur 5 to 21 days after publicity to an individual with the an infection.
When you or your child has the indicators talked about above, call your scientific supplier for an appointment. Of us who are coughing must quiet no longer return to highschool till they dangle got been cleared by their health care supplier or taken the excellent antibiotics for the directed quantity of time.
Anybody is at danger to procure whooping cough, but it would even be particularly harmful for newborns, and infants lower than 12-months-outdated, children who are no longer immunized or are within the wait on of on their photos, pregnant females, or somebody with pre-original health prerequisites that would be aggravated or made worse if the compose whooping cough and dangle a extreme cough (per chance any person with cystic fibrosis, bronchial asthma, heart or lung disease, or a weakened immune machine).
Anybody with additional questions must quiet call the Department of Public Health and Wellness at 574-6675.
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