23 November 2018 20:30
A confirmed cough was detected in Massey High School.
On Friday, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit sent a letter to parents, parents and students saying that pertussis cough is an infectious infection of the respiratory tract caused by a bacterium causing severe coughing.
The health unit worsens with a burst of explosive coughs that begin with cold symptoms such as pertussis, runny nose, sneezing, low-grade fever, and mild occasional cough, last for a week or two, and are breathtaking and capable of cutting eaters. and sleep and often follows gagging, vomiting and exhaustion. Health care workers, coughing, while people struggling to breathe high-high sounds or "pertussis" sounds can be followed, he added. They said that the fever was absent or minimal, and the cough lasted for several weeks or months.
Infected people can spread bacteria in the air when they cough, sneeze or talk, and they can spread to others for up to 20 days after the onset of symptoms. The health unit added that the disease can affect people of all ages, but it is the most dangerous for babies and young children. Patients are encouraged to be vaccinated to eliminate the risk of becoming ill.
If you think that you or your child have contact with whooping cough and have developed respiratory symptoms, they should contact your health care professional.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the health unit at 519-258-2146. During business hours, visit websites 1420 or www.wechu.org.