The Boiling Point

BACTERIA: Bordetella Pertussis bacteria are responsible for the disease known as whooping cough.  It is easily cured with antibiotics, which can be given even before a diagnosis is confirmed.

Third case of whooping cough diagnosed at school

November 29, 2018

A third Shalhevet student has been diagnosed with pertussis, extending the time recommended for students to avoid babysitting until Dec. 9, and increasing th...

PROTECTION: The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta say a community is protected from measles if at least 96 percent of members are immunized.  By that criteria, no one at Shalhevet is likely to catch the very contagious disease.

Private schools playing catch-up on immunizations against measles

March 22, 2017

Los Angeles’ latest measles outbreak, which was centered in the Orthodox Jewish community, has been over since early last month.  But low school immun...

PROTECTION: The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta say a community is protected from measles if at least 96 percent of members are immunized.  By that criteria, no one at Shalhevet is likely to catch the very contagious disease.

Private schools playing catch-up immunizing against measles

March 22, 2017

Los Angeles’ latest measles outbreak, which was centered in the Orthodox Jewish community, has been over since early last month.  But low school immun...