Whooping cough is on the rise!
For many people, health-care providers and the public alike, pertussis is old news. A once-feared disease long controlled by vaccination. The perception that pertussis is something we don’t have to worry about obscures the fact that, despite effective vaccines and generally high coverage, pertussis remains a stubborn public health threat to people of all ages, more prevalent and severe than is commonly recognized. Over the last 2 decades in the United States, deaths have actually increased among infants too young to have been fully immunized.