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Whooping Cough Confirmed at Hellgate High School in Missoula

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One case of whooping cough is confirmed at Hellgate High School in Missoula.

Missoula County Public Schools sent out an email on Wednesday, notifying parents of teenagers who attend the school about the highly contagious respiratory disease, also known as pertussis.

Officials said that the Missoula City County Health Department was in the process of interviewing students considered to be at risk for exposure. The interviews were expected to last through the day on Thursday.

The notice said that the Missoula City-County Health Department would then contact parents directly if their student required further recommendations for their health and safety. If you do not receive a call, the health department sad that your child is not determined to be at risk.

For more information about pertussis, click here.

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