A health advisory has been issued to the Beaverlodge Elementary School after a case of Whooping Cough was confirmed. Alberta Health Services released the information Monday and Peace Wapiti Academy posted the information their Facebook page.
AHS says Whooping Cough, also known as pertussis, has symptoms including a persistent cough and spasms of coughing that make a “whoop” sound. Parents are advised that children showing possible symptoms, or that do show symptoms within the next two weeks, should be checked by a doctor.
Information on whooping cough can be found on the “My Health” website or by calling 811.
With files from Curtis Galbraith
Photo from Beaverlodge Elementary School’s Facebook page