Date: November 18, 2015
Subject: Pertussis Alert (Whooping Cough)
There has been a case of whooping cough (pertussis) at D.C. Everest Senior High. Your child may have been exposed to pertussis while at school from October 13th to November 17th. If your child currently has or develops symptoms of pertussis, contact your child's doctor.
Pertussis symptoms: Among infants and young children, the disease begins with cold-like symptoms including a runny nose, possible low-grade fever, and a mild cough. After 1-2 weeks, the illness progresses to spells of explosive coughing that can interrupt breathing, eating, and sleeping. After a coughing spell, patients may make a loud crowing or "whooping" sound as they struggle to inhale air (hence the name "whooping cough") and may also gag or vomit. Patients may experience severe coughing spells for several weeks or months. Among vaccinated individuals, symptoms may be milder and without the typical whoop.
Please monitor your child for the development of a cough illness. If your child has or develops the symptoms described in this letter, the health department recommends that:
|The child should be evaluated as soon as possible by a health care provider. Patients with pertussis are most infectious during the early stages of the disease; therefore, seeking medical evaluation as soon as possible is very important to stop the spread of the disease. |
|The child should be tested for pertussis and receive antibiotic treatment beginning the same day.|
|The child should be isolated at home until completion of five days of appropriate antibiotics.|
|The health care provider should report positive test results to the health department.|
To prevent the spread of illness: Wash hands often. Cover your cough. Stay home when sick.
Ensure your child is up-to-date for pertussis vaccinations. Please check with your child's doctor or the Marathon County health department regarding your child's vaccination status and to see if your child is due for additional vaccinations.
Attached is an information sheet on pertussis. For more information, you or your physician may call the
Marathon County Health Department at 715-261-1900.
Thank you for your cooperation.
|Cross country team receives academic all-state honors
The D.C. Everest boys cross country team concluded a very successful 2015 season. The team finished second at the
sectional meet and qualified for the state meet where they placed 15th overall. The team not only showed excellence on the course but in the classroom as
well, and was recently recognized for their academic accomplishments.
The boys were awarded Academic All-State honors as a team. The team award is determined by averaging the best five GPA's of the seven runners who compete at the
WIAA State Meet. The combined average must be 3.4 or above. In addition to getting team recognition, Logan Spooner and Jon Nelson also earned individual honors.
Individual awards are presented to all runners who have a GPA of 3.5 or above. Coach Brad Seeley commented, "Our program stresses dedication and determination
on and off the cross country course. Not only are these guys amazing athletes and students, they are amazing people. I am very proud of them and feel so lucky
to be their coach."
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