Whooping cough reported at Londonderry Middle School
The letter, from Superintendent of Schools Nathan Greenberg and Director of Pupil Services Kim Carpinone, does not say if a student or school employee was diagnosed.
According to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, pertussis is a "contagious bacterial infection of the respiratory tract.
The cough occurs in explosive bursts ending with a high-pitched whooping sound and occasionally vomiting.
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