Cincinnati Children's Blog

More kids diagnosed with whooping cough

Recently, physicians at Cincinnati Children’s have seen a spike in the number of children diagnosed with pertussis, a highly contagious illness commonly called whooping cough.

Pertussis is a respiratory disease caused by bacteria. It is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing, which often makes it hard to breathe.

For more information on how you can protect your family against this illness with vaccination, click on the Batesville’s Herald Tribune.

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