Statement on Pertussis
Last Friday, Tidwell Middle School was notified of one confirmed case of Pertussis. As with any infectious or contagious disease a letter is sent home, informing parents of the symptoms. In addition, parents are asked to seek medical attention for their child if the child has the symptoms. The district reports the disease to the proper county health agency to inform the general public about the importance of immunizations against pertussis.Please note as in previous reports from the media, Tidwell Middle School is not on what is considered “high alert.” The campus is following standard procedures for notifying parents and health authorities of an infectious disease.