FAIRLAND, Ind. (WISH) - A Triton Central High School student was diagnosed with a confirmed case of whooping cough, 24-Hour News 8 news partner The Shelbyville News reports.
Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is a very contagious bacterial disease that causes violent, uncontrollable coughing. Symptoms include a prolonged cough that has a "whooping" sound.
School officials said Monday that there was no outbreak at the school. The student was diagnosed on Oct. 8 and the school was notified on Monday.
The case comes a week after a confirmed case was found at Heritage Christian High School in Indianapolis.
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