Pertussis warning sent to parents

Austen Thibault, The Union Democrat

Tuolumne County Public Health officials have warned parents of possible whooping cough exposure at two area schools.

Acting Tuolumne County Public Health Officer Dr. Charles Mosher, who is filling in temporarily for Dr. Todd Stolp, sent letters to parents of children attending all Tuolumne County schools.

One teenager is suspected to have contracted pertussis - commonly known as whooping cough - in mid-March, Mosher said. Another teen may have gotten it in late March, but whooping cough wasn't suspected until mid-April.

He said the two cases, reported over the past two months, are still considered unconfirmed. He refused to say which schools the students in question attended.

Whooping cough is often diagnosed late because many people - including doctors - think the symptoms are just a cold or bronchitis until it lasts much longer than usual, Mosher said.

For the complete story, see the April 29, 2014, edition of The Union Democrat.

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