HS student diagnosed with Whooping Cough in Haywood Co.

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CANTON, NC (WSPA) – A student at Pisgah High School has been diagnosed with Pertussis, also known as Whooping Cough, according to Haywood County Schools.

The district says students were sent home Thursday with a letter from the county Health and Human Services Agency for precautionary purposes.

They say there is no evidence that other schools might be involved.

There was a previous case of Whooping Cough in 2010 at the district.

Click here to read the full letter to parents from the Haywood County Health Department.