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Whooping Cough Case Confirmed at Shawano High School

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

A case of Whooping Cough has been confirmed at Shawano High School. So far, only one case has been reported.

The Shawano County Health Department sent home a letter alerting parents on Friday.

The illness is usually most serious for infants, pregnant women, elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Whooping Cough starts with a long series of coughing fits, which become worse over a week or two. The coughing can be followed by gagging, vomiting, or difficulty catching breath.

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