SPRINGBORO, Ohio (WDTN) – There is a confirmed case of whooping cough at Springboro High School.
The school district sent a letter home to parents Friday about the situation.
It says the illness has not spread. Only one student tested positive.
The Warren County Health Department says parents should watch their child’s health closely for any signs of a prolonged cough.
That, it says, is the most important way to help curb the spread of the disease.
The symptoms of pertussis include:
- a cough that lasts at least two weeks
- repeated violent coughs without breathing in between
- a gasp that follows the violent cough and produces a characteristic high-pitched whoop sound
- post-cough vomiting without another apparent cause.
- the illness begins with cold symptoms like a runny nose, mild cough, low grade fever and sneezing.
Contact the Warren County Health Department at 513-695-2097 if you have any questions.