whooping cough http://nhpr.org en Whooping Cough Hits N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/whooping-cough-hits-nh <p></p><p>Pertussis starts like a cold, but after a week or so, it leads to severe coughing fits that can take weeks to shake.&nbsp; It’s also called ‘whooping cough’ because patients make a high-pitched whoop sound as they suck in air.</p><p>There are 222 <a href="http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/documents/monthly.pdf" target="_blank">confirmed </a>cases in the state this year, the highest levels since 2006.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 18:16:06 +0000 Todd Bookman 19121 at http://nhpr.org Whooping Cough Hits N.H.