August 30, 2014
Montgomery County officials are warning parents that 12 students at four different schools have shown signs of the whooping cough. County health officials say there have been three confirmed cases and nine suspected cases. They are urging parents to get their children vaccinated. Whooping cough is very contagious. It begins with symptoms similar to a cold including coughs and runny noses. Then worsens over weeks and becomes spasmodic. Schools with confirmed or suspected cases of whooping cough include Robert Frost Middle School, Julius West Middle School, Cabin John Middle School and Cold Spring Elementary.