NEW YORK (CBS 2) – Hundreds of children on Long Island are battling a potentially fatal bacterial infection known as whooping cough.

Now, the outbreak is prompting a warning from the Suffolk County Health Department.

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.