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Whooping Cough Case Confirmed At Bryan Station

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Another case of whooping cough has been confirmed at a Lexington High School. The highly contagious respiratory illness has shown up at Bryan Station. This is the fourth case The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has confirmed so far this year.

The health department is recommending preventive antibiotics for high-risk students who were exposed. This includes students with a chronic illness or weakened immune system and those who live in households with a family member with a chronic illness or weakened immune system, an infant or a pregnant woman. If you or a family member is showing symptoms you should stay home from work or school and see a doctor immediately, even if you have been vaccinated. Whooping cough is spread by coughing and sneezing.

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Karyn Czar