Case of pertussis on campus

Posted by on September 11, 2014

A Missouri S&T student has been diagnosed with a bacterial respiratory illness called pertussis. This illness, also known as whooping cough, is spread through coughing or sneezing and is highly contagious. Student health is working in conjunction with the Phelps/Maries County Health Department to determine who has been in contact with the infected person and may be at risk. If identified, you will be notified directly by the health department. Symptoms typically include a severe cough lasting at least two or more weeks. If you think you have pertussis or have been in close contact with someone with pertussis, visit your local medical provider for diagnosis and treatment. For more information, visit

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