There has been a case of pertussis (whooping cough) at Mount Miguel High School. Your
child may have been exposed to this highly contagious disease that causes
severe coughing. Because no vaccine is 100%
protective, even immunized persons can become ill with pertussis, but the
symptoms are usually milder.
is spread through the air when an ill person coughs or sneezes. Infants and young children are at highest
risk of life threatening complications from the disease. Their symptoms most
often include cold symptoms such as runny nose, slight fever, and occasional
cough. The cough becomes worse, turning
into coughing spasms that may be followed by:
sound on breathing in
vomiting or gagging
choking or turning blue
In older children and adults,
pertussis symptoms include aggravating coughing attacks that last for two weeks
or longer and may be accompanied by vomiting, gagging, and sticky mucus
production. These attacks may worsen at
night. Between the coughing attacks, the
person may feel well and have no symptoms.
your child starts to show symptoms of pertussis:
1.Consult your healthcare
provider and let them know your child may have been exposed to someone ill with
pertussis. This disease is treated with
2.Notify the school if your
doctor suspects your child is ill with pertussis. Ill children should stay home until
completion of five days of antibiotic therapy to prevent spreading the disease
help protect against getting ill from pertussis:
Check with your doctor
to see if you and your family are up to date with the appropriate number
of DTaP(childhood) or Tdap(adolescent and adult) vaccine doses.
Parents of children
without symptoms, especially those children who have not been vaccinated
against pertussis, may consider making an appointment for the child to see
their doctor to receive post-exposure prophylaxis (medicine given after
contact with a person with pertussis in order to prevent the disease).
you have any additional questions regarding pertussis, you may call the County of San Diego Health and Human Services
Agency, Epidemiology and Immunization Services at 1-866-358-2966 and press 5 to
speak with a Public Health Nurse.
FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015Cap
& Gowns: Cap & Gown
Distribution will be held during lunch on Friday, June 12th.
At that time all students who have not purchased their cap & gown can also
purchase for $50 cash only in the Gym.Prom
Tickets: Prom Tickets are still on
sale in the Finance Office through Friday until lunch. The
cost is $85 per person. If you have already purchased your ticket but not
picked it up, please get your clearance papers filled out completely and bring
them to the Finance Office.Did you register to be in the LINK Crew
class next year? If
yes, there is a MANDATORY meeting you need to attend next week. This meeting is
ONLY for next year's LINK Leaders ...
Posted May 22, 2015, 11:36 AM by Diana Rosas
8585 Blossom Lane, Spring Valley, CA 91977 | Phone: (619) 667-6400 | Fax: (619) 697-0794 | Office Hours: 7:00-3:30
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