EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) - An Edwardsville High School student has been diagnosed with whooping cough, also known as pertussis.
Edwardsville District 7 sent a warning to parents Monday to notify them of the pertussis diagnosis, according to the Belleville News-Democrat.
Last year, Madison County experienced a spike in whooping cough cases with 19 reported between April and May. Two Edwardsville middle school students were diagnosed with pertussis during this past fall.
Pertussis vaccination is required to attend school but can be waived for religious or health-related reasoning, according to the report.