The East Islip School District received a request from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services (DOH) to alert the school community to a confirmed case of pertussis (whooping cough) at East Islip High School.

Please read the pertinent letter (attached below) from Dr. Shaheda Iftikhar, the director of public health,, and contact your health care provider should you observe any of the symptoms described.

For further information on this illness, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's pertussis page.