Published Friday, 23 & # 39; November, 2018 10:54 PM EST
Last Updated Friday, 23 & # 39; November, 2018 11:12 PM EST
There was a case of & # 39; whooping cough with at & # 39; Windsor and the local public health unit sent a warning.
The County Health Unit & # 39; Windsor-Essex confirmed case & # 39; Pertussis, better known as whooping cough, has been identified in Vincent Massey Secondary School in the city.
The respiratory infection is highly contagious and can & # 39; transmitting up to 20 days after first showing symptoms.
Initial symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, fever and a mild cough. After two weeks, the disease will move & # 39; forward for expansions & # 39; "Explosive cough" that you & # 39; interrupt breathing, eating and sleeping – you can & # 39; lead to gagging, vomiting and exhaustion.
The cough can & # 39; followed by a loud noise "crowing" or "whooping" indicating difficulty breathing. The cough can & # 39; continue for months as the body recovers.
According to a statement sent to the website of the school, vaccine for whooping cough is part of a series given to children & # 39; two, four & # 39 ;, six and 18 months, followed by a second dose between 4 and 6 years finally again & # 39 others, between 14 and 16 years. It is also recommended that people receive the vaccine again another & # 39; as an adult.
The health unit recommends anyone who is not vaccinated and can & # 39; to f & # 39; contact & # 39; someone from high school Massey to see a doctor. Pregnant women in their third trimester and b & # 39; compromised immune systems are also advised to see a doctor, if they have been in & # 39; contact & # 39; someone from school.
Those symptoms you are experiencing cough NEXT are asked to call the health unit at 519-258-2146 x1420 between 8: 30 a.m. and 5: 30 p.m. Monday to Friday.