DS has been home from school for a couple days with a slight fever, sore throat, coughing and sneezing. I assume he has a cold, no big deal. Well, I just got an e-mail from the principal of his school that a student at the school has been diagnosed with Pertussis, which is highly contagious.
Now I'm kinda' freaking out, wondering if that's what he has. Is there a blood test or something that will tell if that's what he has?
Ironically, I just got another e-mail from the school district, reminding parents about the new law, requiring all students entering 7th-12th school to have the immunization booster for Pertussis before entering this next school year. Hmmmmmm
I'll call his doctor in the morning and see what is recommended, but I was wondering if anyone else has had an older child come down with Pertussis and what should I expect/do?
Answer by LindaClement at 9:13 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
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