The Cabarrus Health Alliance is currently investigating a confirmed pertussis case (whooping cough) in a student at Charles Boger/Royal Oaks Elementary School.
When a case of pertussis occurs in a school or day care, the Cabarrus Health Alliance determines who needs to be given a preventive antibiotic. These persons are being identified and contacted by Cabarrus Health Alliance personnel. If you are not contacted directly by CHA staff, no follow up is needed.
A fact sheet on pertussis and the letter that was sent to parents is listed below.