Winnetka schools cleaned after whooping cough outbreak

November 26, 2010 (WINNETKA, Ill.)

The district reports that 15 students have been diagnosed with whooping cough or pertussis as its also known.

Whooping cough is a highly contagious illness. It begins with symptoms similar to a common cold. But patients can develop a severe cough with a whooping sound.

Students with the stomach virus have experienced nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.

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