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    Outbreaks of ‘Whooping Cough’ Reported Across the Country

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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Journalists: The reporter pkg. and additional nat sound of baby coughing are available in downloads. News Network pkgs. can be edited into vo/sots and incorporated in your reporting.