School deals with whooping cough outbreak

November 23, 2010 8:39:30 AM PST
Harris County health officials are monitoring a whooping cough cluster. The outbreak was first reported at the Windwood Christian Academy on Spring Cypress Road. The Houston Chronicle reports that school officials have confirmed seven cases in preschoolers. Also known as Pertussis, the highly contagious bacterial infection passes through the air.

Symptoms include the cough, as well as a runny nose, slight fever and diarrhea.