Several Western Harnett HS students diagnosed with whooping cough, school says

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LILLINGTON, N.C. (WNCN) – Several students at Western Harnett High School have been diagnosed with whooping cough, according to a Facebook post made by the school.

Students exposed to whooping cough — also known as pertussis — have been given a letter to take home explaining the exposure and what steps to take should they develop symptoms, the post said.

Symptoms include a deep cough that could persist for weeks or months, the post said.

Anyone with questions or concerns is asked to call a primary-care physician or the Harnett County Health Department at 910-893-7550.

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