KY Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise

State health officials are encouraging Kentuckians, especially older children and teenagers, to get a booster vaccine to prevent pertussis, better known as whooping cough. State epidemiologist Dr. Kraig Humbaugh says there’s been a spike in whooping cough cases in Kentucky since October, with the highest concentration in Bullitt, Franklin and Hardin Counties. “Most experts think […]

Bullitt School Battles Whooping Cough; No Surge In Louisville Cases

The medical director at the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness says there hasn’t been a dramatic jump in the number of whooping cough cases in Jefferson County this year. In nearby Bullitt County, officials at Freedom Elementary School are battling the spread of the illness, which has been confirmed in nine students over […]