Whooping cough vaccinations encouraged
Pertussis vaccinations are still a good idea. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say almost twenty thousand people in the US have been diagnosed with whooping cough since the beginning of the year, which is more than double the number of cases at this time last year. Whooping cough hasn't been a huge problem in West Virginia, but it's enough of a concern that health officials encourage vaccines. There have been 56 cases reported so far this year in West Virginia, and this time last year there were 45.