Four Cases of Whooping Cough Reported in Ward County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

WARD COUNTY - A constant cough may turn out to be more serious than you expected.

In Ward County, there have been four reported cases of pertussis; you might know it as whooping cough.

Two of the four cases involved children around one month old.

It's not a huge concern for adults but it is for kids.

We're told it causes respiratory distress, severe cough and can, in some cases, lead to death in kids under the age of one.

If you feel a cough is taking your breath away, check with your physician and get your family immunized.