Last year, Connecticut recorded 178 cases. The year before, there were just 68.
You probably think of Whooping Cough as a kid’s sickness that was eliminated decades ago by a childhood vaccine.
There have been more than 300 cases of the potentially deadly infection on Long Island this year and New York is near the top of the list for infection rates nationwide.
The number of whooping cough cases has tripled in New York, and Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on health officials to provide free vaccinations.
This could be the worst year for whooping cough in this country in a half-century. So far this year, 1,288 cases have been reported in New York State — three times the number from 2011.
School superintendent Michael Radday says the situation is under control.
In this segment of Eye on New York, CBS 2′s Emily Smith reports on the infection’s rise and Dana Tyler speaks with Dr. Jane Zucker, the New York City Health Department’s Assistant Commissioner for Immunization, about what you can do to protect your children.
An alarming rise in a potentially fatal bacterial infection known as whooping cough has prompted a warning from the Suffolk County Health Department.
A cluster of whooping cough is growing on Long Island, with dozens of people – mostly children – infected by the virus.
Thirteen students in three schools in Smithtown have been confirmed with the contagious bacterial infection also known as pertussis.
A nurse in the maternity ward at Good Samaritan Hospital was diagnosed with the condition.