Pertussis Outbreak Reported At Boulder High School
The Boulder County Health Department is warning parents about an outbreak of pertussis at Boulder High School. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a contagious illness that is spread when an infected person sneezes or coughs.
Health officials said multiple students have been diagnosed with pertussis. Symptoms usually develop 7-10 days after exposure and include a runny nose, sore throat and severe coughing. Someone with pertussis may look and feel fine between coughing episodes and may not have a fever.