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confirmed case & # 39; whooping cough was identified in a & # 39; Massey High School.
The County Health Unit & # 39; Windsor-Essex sent a letter to parents, guardians and students on Friday on a warning that whooping cough is an infection highly contagious respiratory tract infection caused by bacteria that causes severe cough.
The health unit said whooping cough begins with & # 39; cold symptoms such as nasal nose, sneezing, fever & # 39; low grade and mild occasional cough and usually lasts one to two weeks then compounded with & # 39; many outbreaks & # 39; explosive coughing that can & # 39; interrupt breathing, eating and sleeping and is commonly followed by gagging, vomiting and exhaustion. The health official added that cough can & # 39; followed by a strong joke & # 39; boarding or & # 39; "breeding" as people struggle to breathe. They said that fever is absent or minimal and cough can & # 39; lasts several weeks or perhaps months.
The infected people can spread the bacteria in the air when cough, sneeze or talk, and can & # 39; passed on to others up to 20 days after symptoms began. The health unit increased disease can & # 39; & # 39 affected persons; any age but is most dangerous for infants and young children. Residents are encouraged to get immunized to eliminate the risk to get sick.
The health official said that you contact the provider care of your health if you think you or your son's / daughter were in & # 39; contact & # 39; whooping cough and developed respiratory symptoms.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Health Unit at 519-258-2146 ext. 1420 during business hours or visit their website at www.wechu.org.