- By Dana Sparks
Whooping Cough Is Spreading (pkg.)
Outbreaks of pertussis or 'whooping cough' are being reported across the country. Several states have seen a severe increase in cases, and Washington state has declared it an epidemic. 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 ]
Script, reporter pkg, nat sound of baby coughing available in downloads.