Whooping cough case confirmed

EASLEY — School District of Pickens County officials said last week a case of whooping cough had been identified at Crosswell Elementary School in Easley.

In a letter sent to parents by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Upstate DHEC regional medical director Dr. Tracy Murphy said anyone who attended or visited the school between Nov. 21 and Dec. 5 may have been exposed to the disease.

Also konwn as pertussis, whooping cough is a contagious disease that

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