May 14, 2015
Dear Alemany parent:
We were notified on Wednesday, April 16th, that one of our students had been diagnosed with Pertussis, also known as Whooping Cough. It has now been diagnosed in seven confirmed cases.
Whooping Cough is a condition that usually begins as a cold and then progresses into a severe cough that becomes very serious, particularly for infants.
If your child received their normal vaccinations throughout their childhood, then they have most likely been vaccinated. Vaccination can become less effective over time, but vaccination is still the best route to go. If you notice any symptoms such as coughing, particularly over the next three weeks, be sure to take your child to the doctor and mention that Bishop Alemany did have several diagnosed cases. If your child is diagnosed with Whooping Cough, we ask that you please notify Bishop Alemany. The attached letter from the Health Department should answer any other questions you may have.
David Chambers, Principal
Bishop Alemany High School