John Jay High School
60 North Salem Road, Cross River, NY 10518
Kim Piccolino Antonio Ramos
A MESSAGE FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE
AT JOHN JAY HIGH SCHOOL
The High School has been informed that we have a confirmed case of Pertussis among our student population. There is no cause for alarm, however our District Medical Director would like to remind you of the symptoms of Pertussis, and that you should have your children seen by their physician if any of the following symptoms occur;
Signs & Symptoms
Pertussis (whooping cough) usually starts with cold-like symptoms and maybe a mild cough or fever. After 1 to 2 weeks, severe coughing can begin. Unlike the common cold, pertussis can become a series of coughing fits that continues for weeks.
Early symptoms can last for 1 to 2 weeks and usually include:
- Runny nose
- Low-grade fever (generally minimal throughout the course of the disease)
- Mild, occasional cough
- Apnea — a pause in breathing (in infants)
In those who have been vaccinated:
Infant children are at most risk to contacting the full disease pattern, and as such any student suspected of possible Pertussis should seek medical attention in order to prevent spread of the disease.
- In most cases, the cough won’t last as many days
- Coughing fits, whooping, and vomiting after coughing fits occur less often
- The percentage of children with apnea (long pause in breathing), cyanosis (blue/purplish skin coloration due to lack of oxygen) and vomiting is less
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