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.

Pertussis Letter and Fact Sheet - English
Pertussis Letter and Fact Sheet - Spanish

For additional information please visit the CDC's Pertussis page.