Antioch Schools Report Whooping Cough Cases

ANTIOCH (KRON) — Whooping Cough has been reported at two high schools in Antioch.

School district superintendent, Donald Gill, confirmed that there is one case at Deer Valley High School, and a second at Antioch High School.

Gill said officials are working to ensure containment of the problem at both schools.

Whooping Cough begins with cold-like symptoms and can progress to severe fits of coughing.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the best way to prevent it is through vaccinations.

The childhood vaccine is called DTaP.

The whooping cough booster vaccine for adolescents and adults is called Tdap.

Both DTaP and Tdap protect against whooping cough, tetanus, and diphtheria.

KRON 4’s Jackie Sissel has more in this video report.

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