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Rutherford Co. student tests positive for whooping cough

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MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -

A Lascassas Elementary student has tested positive for pertussis, which is better known as whooping cough.

The illness starts with cold-like symptoms that develop into severe coughing.

Health department officials said they do not believe there is a serious health risk to other students.

School officials sent out a letter to parents to warn them about the situation.

In the letter, parents are told to contact the school nurse or the Health Services Department at (615) 893-5812 with any questions that they have.

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