http://news.stlpublicradio.org en “Whooping cough” on the rise in St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/%E2%80%9Cwhooping-cough%E2%80%9D-rise-st-louis-county <p>Saint Louis County is seeing a surge in cases of pertussis.</p> <p>More commonly known as “whooping cough,” pertussis is highly contagious, spreading through the air via small droplets when infected people cough, sneeze or talk.</p> <p>One hundred and eighty-five cases have been reported in the county so far this year – two-thirds of them in the past six weeks.</p> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:35:26 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 81 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org “Whooping cough” on the rise in St. Louis County