SCHS Pertussis (whooping cough) Notification 11-26-2018

posted Nov 26, 2018, 2:17 PM by Charlotte Turrubiartes   [ updated Nov 26, 2018, 2:20 PM ]

We have been informed by the Health Department that we have a confirmed case(s) of Pertussis (whooping cough) at Steele Canyon High School. Your child may have been exposed to this highly contagious disease that causes severe coughing. There is an attachment to this notification with additional information for parents that includes a letter from the Health Department which parents can print out and take to their health provider with recommendations for doctors that will assist them in making clinical decisions concerning their children.  Please see the attachment for more detailed information.

 

If you have any additional questions regarding Pertussis, you may call the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Epidemiology and Immunization Services at 1-866-358-2966 and press 5 to speak with a Public Health Nurse.