Whooping cough case confirmed at Colfax Elementary

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COLFAX, N.C. — School officials say a case of pertussis has been confirmed at Colfax Elementary School.

Guilford County Schools spokeswoman Nora Shoptaw says the school’s principal notified officials yesterday.

A Connect-Ed message was sent to parents and a letter is also being issued, Shoptaw said.

It wasn’t clear if the case was confirmed in a student or staff member.

The health department will be aiding the school in taking responsive measures, Shoptaw said.

No other information was immediately available.