Two confirmed cases of pertussis in the district, and one is at my school. Not that I know what to do with the information; the Communicable Diseases Department, a division of the county's public health department, does not have anyone manning the phones that knows what to do with such a predicament. The nurse who faxed me this information was, according to one person, "around" - but could not be reached for a live conversation. In the meantime, I should probably start becoming a pertussis expert, because I expect chaos once word gets out about this.
Posted by Mrs. Nurse at 21:11