Do You Really Think Herd Immunity is Going to Protect You?

Pertussis? Come on now, it's like 2015! Why would I be concerned about a long dead respiratory illness? I should have been. ...more
whatlisacooks True, the expectation of herd immunity was assumptive on my part: the kiddo has ...more

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) on the Rise in the U.S.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), last year, more than 21,000 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with whooping cough.  This is the highest rate of whooping cough that the U.S....more

(VIDEO) Whooping Cough Is Back: How to Spot It, How to Prevent It

In some cases, pertussis is deadly. The CDC reports that 18 people died in the U.S. as a result of the disease in 2008, and already two babies have died from pertussis in California this year. ...more

I'm sorry to hear you got it twice. My father got it and it was terrible and lasted for so ...more