Worthington Christian informed us on Monday, August 22, 2016, that one of their freshman members of their football team has been diagnosed with whooping cough (pertussis). The high school football team may have been exposed to this virus on Saturday, August 13th, during the football scrimmage.
Whooping Cough is a respiratory infection that is highly contagious and therefore one that most children are vaccinated against. For those who do come down with "breakthrough" cases, the illness is typically less severe.
See the link and attachment below for more details and for symptoms that you should be looking for that may have developed since we played Worthington Christian last week. Please contact Trisha Miller, our trainer, or your personal medical provider immediately if you suspect your child has symptoms.
Please remember that sharing water bottles, towels, clothing, etc. should be strictly avoided.
Again, if your student is having any of the symptoms listed in the attachments, please call your physician to let them know that your child has possibly been exposed to the infection. You will want to monitor this for the next 2 weeks.