Rockford school district officials have confirmed two cases of whooping cough. A letter was sent home this week to families of students at Rolling Green Elementary School and Swan Hillman Elementary School about a case of pertussis found at each school.
The affected people are being treated and are not in school. The bacteria is highly contagious and can be easily spread through coughing and sneezing. People in close contact with children or adults diagnosed with pertussis may also need to be treated with antibiotics.