Multiple cases of whooping cough have been confirmed in the Woodland Public Schools district, an April 11 letter to parents indicated.

According to the letter, "a couple of cases" of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, have been identified in the district, with the district requesting parents monitor their children should they develop symptoms.

The letter explained some of the signs for the disease, such as "coughing 'fits' followed by a 'whooping' noise, vomiting, cyanosis (turning blue), or the inability to catch one's breath."

The letter went on to describe steps parents should take to see whether or not their student may need treatment for the disease.

The letter did not identify specifically which building or department the cases were in.

A release along with links to the letter can be found at: woodlandschools.org/node/6048?mid=50459638.

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