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Health & Fit Whooping cough outbreak closes Texas school despite 100-percent vaccination rate: Officials

17:16  19 december  2019
17:16  19 december  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Plano and Frisco school officials said they share immunization information with parents. While there have been some reported cases of illnesses such Frisco ISD officials say campus-level information is available to those who submit public information requests. Frisco schools spokesman Jamie Driskill

Texas health officials and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that infants and women in their third trimester of pregnancy receive the Similar to the recent measles outbreak experienced in Texas , the whooping cough outbreak can be partly attributed to the state’s

An outbreak of the highly contagious whooping cough has forced one school in Houston, Tex., to close its doors early for the holiday break.

  Whooping cough outbreak closes Texas school despite 100-percent vaccination rate: Officials © Hailshadow/Getty Images

St. Theresa Catholic School in Memorial Park will be closed until Jan. 6 due to the outbreak, which has affected students and staff alike. Some children have been hospitalized as a result, the Houston Chronicle reports.

The first case was confirmed on Dec. 4. The community and the Texas Department of State Health Services were subsequently notified. It’s not clear how many people are affected.

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KSBW reports that of the 524 students at Monterey Park, 99.5 percent are vaccinated , including the four students who have been diagnosed with whooping This is not too surprising since it has been well-documented that the current pertussis vaccine is a failure, and that a new pertussis vaccine is

Nurse Susan Peel gives a whooping cough vaccination to a high school student in Sacramento, Calif. The whooping cough vaccine given to babies and toddlers loses much of its effectiveness by the time people reach their teens and early adulthood. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption.

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a very contagious disease that spreads through coughing or sneezing. It can take up to three weeks for symptoms to appear. Late-stage symptoms may include rapid coughing followed by a high-pitched “whoop” sound, vomiting and exhaustion.

Officials with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston said that 100 percent of students who attend St. Theresa Catholic School are vaccinated against the illness. That said, those who have received the whooping cough vaccine can sometimes still contract the disease if they are exposed. If this occurs, the symptoms are typically milder, however.

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"It is my prayer that we have no more children hospitalized due to the spread of this disease," Rev. Phil Lloyd, pastor at St. Theresa Catholic School, said in a letter sent to parents, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Fox News' Alexandria Hein contributed to this report.

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