HEALTHBEAT What's behind the whooping cough epidemic?
Many people in the western Minnesota communities of Dawson and Boyd must have been surprised when pertussis, or whooping cough, broke out in 1998. I remember it well, especially for the concern it cau... Posted on 7/27/12 at 10:26 AM
DULUTH, Minn. — Six Ashland, Minn., teenagers have been diagnosed with pertussis — a.k.a. whooping cough — within the past couple of weeks.
Cyndi Zach, Ashland County’s interim health director, said all six are students in the Ashland schools, and all had been vaccinated for the disease.
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