Second Opinion: Whooping Cough

Second Opinion: Whooping Cough

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 8:30pm

Credit: Nic Minetor

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious illness that can cause many complications. It's also a disease that can be prevented. Cheri Rae shares the heartbreaking story of how her son's bout with pertussis changed his life. Also, our Myth or Medicine team investigates the question, "Does everyone with pertussis actually cough with a whoop?". Second Opinion: Whooping Cough airs Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Second Opinion is made possible in part by support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), which has been the major funder since the series’ inception in 2004.