East Troy School District continues to work with the Walworth County Division of Public Health to inform you of several confirmed cases of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) in the District, which is ongoing. Please read the information sheet on the right for information on this disease.
Whooping Cough may begin with nasal symptoms that are followed by a cold-like cough. Many parents don’t think much of the symptoms at this stage, but often there is a point at which the cough worsens noticeably. In other situations, the patient may not have nasal symptoms at all, or may start with the nasty cough right way.
If your child develops a cough, call your provider for evaluation and possible treatment. When you call, let your provider’s office know that your child has been exposed and may have Whooping Cough in order to prevent people in the clinic from getting the disease as well.
Please print and provide the letter and form below to your child's health care provider. Once your provider swabs your child, your child will need to remain home until cleared by the Walworth County Division of Public Health. Your health care provider cannot clear your child to return; you must speak to the Walworth County Division of Public Health before your child can return to school. East Troy School District is aware of this requirement and will not allow your child to return to school until cleared by the Public Health.
Teachers and staff at the school are being asked to report students with a consistent cough, at which time we will call you to evaluate your student. If you know your child is coughing, please call the Walworth County health department at the number below.
Babies under the age of one year old and people with serious underlying health conditions are the most at risk of complications and even death from this disease. If you or your child has symptoms of Whooping Cough, avoid contact with infants, people with high-risk medical conditions, and pregnant women within 3 weeks of delivery.
Parents and the community can help by being very proactive on the signs and symptoms of coughing and seeing your health provider immediately.
Sandy Schubert, RN, BSN Jan Ellefsen, BSN, RN Paula Strom, BSN, RN
262-642-6760 x 5200 262-741-3140 262-741-3120
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Tricia Harris, Assistant