State health officials have issued a whopping cough alert. Dr. Lisa Cornelius, infectious diseases medical officer, calls the number of pertussis, or whooping cough cases in Texas extremely concerning.
The state is on pace to see the most cases since the 1950’s, and state officials are urging people to make sure they are vaccinated. Texas reports nearly 2,000 cases so far this year with two deaths. Both were infants too young to be vaccinated.