Pertussis Notification

Dear Camarena Parents,

I would like to inform you that today we were notified by public health that we have had a confirmed case of pertussis (whooping cough) in a student who was ill last week.  A notice provided by the San Diego County Public Health Department has been attached.  Please refer to this letter for all information that you will need about what to do next.


Ltr – Pertussis – Eng

Ltr – Pertussis – Span


6 comments on “Pertussis Notification

  1. Good evening,

    Thank you for the information, I have two request regarding this mater. 1-. I will like to know the grade of the kid that is sick. 2.-What measures are going to be taken?

    Please keep us posted.


    Elizabeth Viscontti Sent from my iPhone


    • Thank you for your questions. I’m seeking guidance on your request regarding grade level, however I believe the answer will be that we cannot divulge any more information about the child due to HIPPA law. The measures that are to be taken are outlined in the attached documents. Everyone – parents and school officials alike – needs to be vigilant and get to the doctor if the symptoms outlined in these letters persist. And, of course, if you are not up to date on immunizations, that would be an important first step.

  2. Due to privacy issues if the school can not tell us what grade level the infected student is. Will the parents of children that were in close contact with the infected child be notified on a case by basis by the county health department or the school.

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