Health officials in Idaho concerned about whooping cough | NWCN.com | NWCN - News: "You've probably seen public service announcements for whooping cough.
For the most part, it's a mild disease but if infants and the elderly are not vaccinated, it can kill.
With California's epidemic only a couple state lines away, health officials in Idaho are concerned.
'People do travel back and forth between here and California. That's just a given fact. There's always some level of pertussis in our community, we just don't want to see the kind of spike that they have in the state of California,' said Dave Fotsch of the Central District Health Department."