whooping cough http://kuer.org en Whooping Cough Outbreak Worst in Decades http://kuer.org/post/whooping-cough-outbreak-worst-decades <p>The number of whooping cough cases in Utah has reached a level not seen for more than 60 years.&nbsp; The State Department of Health says there have been <a href="http://health.utah.gov/epi/diseases/pertussis/index.html">851 cases of pertussis</a> reported so far this year. &nbsp;The number of people with the bacterial disease already exceeds the total in 2006 when the last notable outbreak occurred.&nbsp; Health experts don’t know why Utah and the nation are seeing the worst outbreak of the disease in decades. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 22:45:07 +0000 Andrea Smardon 19201 at http://kuer.org Whooping Cough Outbreak Worst in Decades