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CDC: Whooping cough rising at alarming rate in US

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Posted: Jul 20, 2012 9:50 AM
Updated: Jul 20, 2012 9:50 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: cdc, whooping cough, us, wbrz, louisiana

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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