IWA students diagnosed with Whooping Cough

Published 9:51 am Wednesday, February 8, 2012

ISLE OF WIGHT—Two Isle of Wight Academy students diagnosed with Whooping Cough have returned to school after being treated with antibiotics, said Headmaster Benjamin Vaughan.

“They went through the regimen of antibiotics and got a clean (bill of health) from doctors, Vaughan said.

Both elementary students had been vaccinated, which is required by law, yet still got the highly contagious bacterial disease that causes violent coughing, Vaughan said. One case was diagnosed last week and the other on Monday.

All students have received vaccinations for the illness.