Pertussis Case Confirmed At Tates Creek High School – LEX18 Lexington KY News

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department confirmed Monday that a case of pertussis, also known as “whooping cough,” has been diagnosed in someone at Tates Creek High School. This is the first confirmed case in Lexington 2019. The department did not say whether the case involved a student, teacher or other staff member. Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory illness spread by coughing and sneezing. It affects people of all ages but can be most serious in infants and those with chronic diseases. The health department continues to work with Fayette County Public Schools to make parents ...

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