whooping cough http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise In Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/whooping-cough-cases-rise-wyoming <p>Wyoming is seeing an increase in cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, according to numbers released by the state Department of Health.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pertussis begins with cold-like symptoms but then progresses to a violent, uncontrollable cough within a few weeks. So far this year 43 cases have been reported, which is higher than this time in any of the last four years.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Kim Deti&nbsp;with the Department of Health says the agency is particularly concerned with several cases in and around Gillette.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:15:34 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 61761 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise In Wyoming Whooping cough is on the rise, is greatest threat to infants http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/whooping-cough-rise-greatest-threat-infants <p>The Wyoming Department of Health has recorded a sharp increase in cases of pertussis – also known as “Whooping Cough”.<br><br>The illness has cold-like symptoms, and after a week or two, infected people usually develop a loud, persistent cough and spasms. Sixty-three cases have been reported this year already, four more than in all of 2012.<br><br>Health department spokeswoman Kim Deti&nbsp;says pertussis is most dangerous to babies under a year old. More than half need to be hospitalized if they catch whooping cough, and some die.<br> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:31:24 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 46826 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Whooping cough is on the rise, is greatest threat to infants