Whooping Cough http://wunc.org en Child Dies From Whooping Cough In Forsyth County http://wunc.org/post/child-dies-whooping-cough-forsyth-county <p>State health officials say a child has died of whooping cough in Forsyth County.<br><br><strong>Gurnal Scott:</strong> The child was only two months old. It's not clear how the child contracted the disease also known a pertussis, but it does shine a light on the fact that it can happen.<br><br><strong>Dr. Laura Gerald:</strong> If you're even around a child who is under 12 months of age, you should be vaccinated.<br> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:35:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 1870 at http://wunc.org Whooping Cough Cases Increasing In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/whooping-cough-cases-increasing-north-carolina <p>Pertussis, often known as Whooping Cough, is on the rise in North Carolina.<br><br><strong>Asma Khalid: </strong>Whooping cough sounds antiquated - like something you could catch on "The Oregon Trail." But, it's not just a fictional computer game disease. North Carolina health officials have witnessed a number of recent outbreaks. To date, they've tracked 179 cases. That's already more than in all of 2011.&nbsp; The State's Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging people to get immunized, no matter how old they are. Zack Moore is an epidemiologist with the state.<br> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Asma Khalid 2276 at http://wunc.org