Pertussis Is Persistent This Time of Year

How do parents tell the difference between “whooping cough’ and other winter colds and flu?

More and more children in are coming down with pertussis, otherwise known as whooping cough. Dr. Sarah Hoehn, a pediatric critical care specialist at The University of Kansas Hospital, answers the following questions: What is whooping cough? How do you get it? How do you avoid it? When should you see a doctor if your child has symptoms?