Whooping Cough Reported In Ontario County

GeneseeNow —  Thursday, October 17, 2013

Whooping cough. One case has been confirmed at Victor High in Ontario county. Also known as pertussis…it is preventable, of course, with the whooping cough vaccine.

Cases of the disease have been popping up across the U.S. The illness with the deep hacking cough is very contagious. School administrators say there is no reason to believe that the student had had any contact with any students in the elementary buildings.