SCHUMER REVEALS: NUMBER OF WHOOPING COUGH CASES IN NEW YORK
Schumer: Whooping Cough Is Very Contagious and Particularly Dangerous to Infants; Adults at Risk, Too, Because Vaccine Wears Off
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to launch an all out effort in New York and around the country to combat the startling rise in cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. Whooping cough is a transmissible disease that can strike individuals of any age, but is particularly dangerous to children. According to the CDC, the United States is headed for its worst year for whooping cough in more than 50 years, and in New York, there has been a threefold increase in cases from 2011 to 2012.