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Whooping cough case reported at Monroeville school

| Monday, March 20, 2017, 5:42 p.m.

A student with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, was reported at Gateway Middle School in Monroeville, according to a letter sent to parents.

Pertussis is a highly contagious, air-borne disease that begins with cold symptoms and a cough, health officials said.

The Allegheny County Health Department investigated the case and the child is receiving appropriate treatment, including absence from school for several days, the district said.

For more information, contact the health department at 412-687-2243.

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