2 cases of whooping cough in Pickens County

PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — Health officials say whooping cough has been reported at two Pickens County schools.

Officials say one case is at West End Elementary and the other at Forest Acres Elementary in Easley.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control says the case at West End Elementary School had possible exposures occurring between March 10 and 21.

Dr. Melissa Overman says the case at Forest Acres Elementary School has possible exposures occurring on or before March 27.

Pickens County Schools Public Information Specialist John Eby says a letter was sent to West End Elementary parents Friday.

A DHEC letter was being sent to children at Forest Acres Elementary this week.

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