Latham student diagnosed with whooping cough
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LATHAM, N.Y. -- Another case of whooping cough is confirmed in the Capital Region. This time at an elementary school in Latham.
According to the Albany County Department of Health, a student who attends Boght Hills Elementary School in Latham has been diagnosed with whooping cough and is now being treated.
The respiratory tract infection is treatable with antibiotics, but is highly contagious. Symptoms include nasal congestion, sneezing, red and watery eyes, fever and dry cough. The school's superintendent is urging all parents to call their doctor if their child experiences those symptoms.