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The health unit issue a warning after confirmation of whooping cough case



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CTV Windsor

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.

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