Three area students were diagnosed with whooping cough Wednesday, in addition to one who was diagnosed earlier this week, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today.
A 5-year-old at Solana Beach Presbyterian Preschool, an 11-year old at Skyline Elementary and a 14-year-old who goes to Earl Warren Junior High are being treated for the disease, according to the HHSA. All of the schools are in Solana Beach.
On Tuesday, the HHSA announced that a 5-year-old at Pioneer Elementary School in Escondido also had whooping cough.
HHSA and school officials are working to notify the parents of students who may have been exposed.
"It is not unexpected to see whooping cough in our community," said Dr. Dean Sidelinger, the county's deputy public health officer. "Parents need to make sure their children are immunized to protect against vaccine-preventable diseases."
All of the infected children had been vaccinated.
There were 51 cases of whooping cough reported in the county last year. So far this year, there have been 30 cases.
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