Pertussis

Jeff Gordon (credit: WLNY)

NASCAR Legend Jeff Gordon Stops By The Couch

NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon is revving up for another season behind the wheel and making a run at another championship. He’s also spreading the word about a major health concern, especially for parents with young children.

12/19/2013

A woman is vaccinated against whooping cough (file / credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Whooping Cough Outbreak Spreads On Long Island; More Than 200 Cases Reported

An alarming rise in a potentially fatal bacterial infection known as whooping cough has prompted a warning from the Suffolk County Health Department.

11/29/2011

Whooping cough vaccine

Long Island Officials Warn Of Rapidly Spreading Whooping Cough Virus

A cluster of whooping cough is growing on Long Island, with dozens of people – mostly children – infected by the virus.

06/29/2011

A bottle of the pertussis vaccine against whooping cough and a syringe are show in a pharmacy. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Suffolk County Officials Report Whooping Cough Outbreak In Smithtown

Thirteen students in three schools in Smithtown have been confirmed with the contagious bacterial infection also known as pertussis.

06/21/2011