Lee’s Summit children exposed to whooping cough - KCTV5

Lee’s Summit children exposed to whooping cough

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On Friday, an email was sent to parents of students in Lee's Summit notifying them that their children had been exposed to whooping cough.

The Lee’s Summit School District's public relations employee said the district does not have an exact number of cases, but she believes it's a handful or less.

The fourth point in the email states: “4. We recommend that your child receive preventive antibiotics. Contact your child’s physician and let him/her know that your child has been exposed to Pertussis.”

It was noted at the end of the email that it’s not necessary, however, to give antibiotics to someone if they have not had direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed with whooping cough.

Information about the illness, vaccinations, and when to see a doctor were the primary content of the email. Parents were advised to take their children to the doctor "without delay" if they develop cold symptoms with a cough, and inform the doctor that whooping cough has been identified at the child's school.

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