High Point Regional High School in Wantage reports case of whooping cough

The school advised parents to keep their kids home if they start exhibit symptoms.

Lanette Espy

Feb 16, 2024, 12:30 PM

Updated 61 days ago

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A case of whooping cough has been reported at High Point Regional High School in Wantage.
In a letter sent home to parents on Thursday, the school said the department of health notified the district that a member of the community was diagnosed with pertussis, which is more commonly known as whooping cough.
The letter did not say whether the case was a student or teacher. The school advised parents to keep their kids home if they start exhibit symptoms.
The New Jersey Department of Health says pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. The website says the first symptoms are like the common cold such as sneezing, coughing, runny nose and fever.
New Jersey requires a vaccination for pertussis for all children entering the sixth grade who are 11 years or older.


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