Whooping Cough Outbreak In Ocean County
Shawn and I want your family and kids to stay healthy. Ocean County is in the midst of an outbreak of pertussis, or "whooping cough," according to a news release issued this past Friday from the county health department.
Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by Bordetella pertussis bacteria and causes a series of coughing fits that last for weeks, according to the news release.
Though considered a children's disease, it can affect adults too, according to Ocean County health Department officials.
Keeping your family healthy this winter...Shawn & Sue!