• By Dana Sparks

Whooping Cough Is Spreading (pkg.)

May 17, 2012

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.