July 5, 2012
The pertussis/whooping cough epidemic persists in our community as it does around the entire county. Summer brings this highly contagious disease to our pools, camps, and family gatherings. We ask our Aqua Club members to please:
· Monitor “common colds/cough” symptoms.
· Keep your family members home from lessons, swim team or open swim if they are ill.
· Contact your health care provider for further advice/screening. More information can be found at the King County Health Department website www.kingcounty.gov/health/pertussis.
We have very young members, members who are pregnant and members with depressed immune systems who are particularly susceptible to this disease. Thanks taking the steps you can keep our Aqua Club community a safe place this summer!