Outbreaks of pertussis or 'whooping cough' are being reported across the country, and according to a recent study published online in the journal Pediatrics, the outbreaks are linked to unvaccinated children.
While the bacterial infection can be mild in adults, if a baby who hasn’t received a full course of vaccinations is infected, whooping cough can be extremely serious. Reporter Vivien Williams has more on how to recognize and treat this disease. [TRT 1:51 ]
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