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CDC: Whooping cough rising at alarming rate in US

2 years ago July 20, 2012 Jul 20, 2012 Friday, July 20 2012 Friday, July 20, 2012 7:50:18 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

ATLANTA - The U.S. appears headed for its worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades.

Federal health officials say nearly 18,000 cases have been reported so far.

That's more than twice the number seen at this point last year.

Nine children have died.

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