DERBY, Kansas – A 6th grade Derby student has tested positive for whooping cough on Wednesday.
Parents of the students at the Derby Sixth Grade Center were notified via email and voicemail that a student had been diagnosed with pertussis.
The Sixth Grade Center is a separate building from the middle school.
Derby school officials also said that all upcoming 7th graders are required to get a TDAP booster.
The number of whooping cough cases has continued to rise, but at a much slower rate in the past week.