Minnesota Whooping Cough Cases Reaching High Levels

The Minneapolis StarTribune has reported that whooping cough (pertussis) cases in Minnesota have reached 2,400 for the year 2012, which is the highest level since the 1950s. Many of the cases affect children who have not been vaccinated, prompting Minnesota health officials to recommend whooping cough vaccinations for children.  They also recommend booster shots for […]

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Cases On The Rise In Minnesota & Wisconsin

Recently within the United States, there has been an outbreak of pertussis, also known as whooping cough.  Of particular concern is the state of Minnesota, from where this blog is being written. As of July 20th, 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health has reported 1,881 confirmed cases of pertussis already this year. Our neighbors to […]