Pertussis (Whooping Cough) - Mayo Clinic video

Mayo Clinic on Apr 8, 2011: Whooping cough. It's a bacterial infection that's risen to epidemic levels in some parts of the U.S. In adults, the symptoms can be mild, but if the infection is spread to a baby who hasn't yet received a full course of vaccinations, whooping cough can be very serious.

Related reading:

Whooping cough: Chicago-area outbreak spreads, with  counties reporting numbers not seen in years. ChicagoTribune, 2011.

Comments from Twitter:

Natasha Burgert @DoctorNatasha: One of the scariest sounds a pediatrician can hear!

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