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The Weld County Health Department has informed University Schools of one case of pertussis (whooping cough) at University High School. Pertussis is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease. Pertussis is spread through coughing, sneezing, and sharing cups (saliva) with an infected person. Symptoms typically appear seven to ten days after a person is exposed and typically worsen over the following weeks. Symptoms may not be as severe among adults so they may not realize they have pertussis. Pertussis is treated with antibiotics which are most effective when administered early. To confirm your student's immunization status, contact your student's healthcare provider. Be aware of signs and symptoms to look out for and encourage covering coughs and frequent, effective hand washing to prevent the spread of illness. See the following letter of notification as well as recommendations from the Weld County Health Department.