Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious disease that can strike people of any age but is most dangerous to children. Its name comes from the sound children make...
Kimberly Magdeleno, 4, got a whooping cough booster shot on Thursday as she was held by her mother, Claudia Solorio, at a health clinic in Tacoma, Wash. That state’s governor, Chris Gregoire, has opened an emergency fund to help contain a whooping cough epidemic. In Minnesota, health officials have recommended that everyone get a booster shot as pertussis cases here also have soared.
Ted S. Warren, Associated Press
An empty bottle of Tetanus, Diphthera and Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine.