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Whooping Cough (Pertussis) (cont.)

Follow-up

Schools and day-care facilities should be notified of whooping cough illnesses. Children who later develop a cough should be evaluated by their doctors. Children younger than 7 years of age who attend the school or day care and are behind in their vaccinations should receive them.

  • School-wide treatment with antibiotics is not currently recommended.
  • Children with mild cases of whooping cough may return to school or day care after receiving antibiotics for at least five days.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/18/2014

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