Whooping cough resurges amid low vaccination rates

PBS’ NewsHour correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the resurgence of whooping cough (pertussis) and its potential impact on newborns, who are particularly susceptible to the disease.

Dr. Anne Schuchat, the Centers for Disease Control’s top immunization official indicated that the US has had 21,000 cases of pertussis, remarking that “we’re on track to be at a 50-year high for pertussis this year.”

The report suggests that the low vaccination rates in adults and teens has contributed to the whopping cough outbreak.

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