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Whooping cough still evident in North County


Last updated 11/15/2012 at Noon

NORTH COUNTY – Parents and staff of a North County school were notified of a potential exposure to pertussis, also known as whooping cough, after a child was diagnosed with the contagious disease, County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials said Nov. 9.

The most recent case is an 8-year-old student who was up-to-date with immunizations and attends Pacific Rim Elementary School in the Carlsbad Unified School District.

Parents who suspect their children may have been exposed should contact their primary care physician. They can also obtain the vaccine series and the Tdap...

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