Health officials in Weld County say they’ve seen an increase in the number of cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, this year.
Colorado health officials are hoping a new video will help families protect themselves against whooping cough.
We are heading into cold and flu season and there have been more than a thousand cases of whooping cough so far this year.
Colorado is having its worst whooping cough season in at least six decades.
There have been nearly five times more cases of whooping cough in Colorado this year. State health experts are worried that people aren’t doing enough to protect themselves.
The Colorado health department says at least 715 cases of whooping cough have been reported in the state so far this year.
Health officials claim the U.S. is on track for its worst year for Whooping Cough in more than 50 years. There’s also an increase in Colorado.
The state health department is reporting a big jump in the number of cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in our state– almost triple the number the past three months compared to the same three month period a year ago.)