pertussis http://kcur.org en Interactive Map: Region Continues To Battle Whooping Cough Outbreak http://kcur.org/post/interactive-map-region-continues-battle-whooping-cough-outbreak <p>Area health officials are cautioning that whooping cough, which notably broke out in Johnson County this past spring, continues to be a problem throughout the Kansas City region. Ten area health departments recently issued a call, urging parents and caregivers of infants to get vaccinated for the disease.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 22:40:26 +0000 Elana Gordon 22814 at http://kcur.org Interactive Map: Region Continues To Battle Whooping Cough Outbreak Johnson County Works To Contain Whooping Cough Outbreak http://kcur.org/post/johnson-county-works-contain-whooping-cough-outbreak <p>Johnson County, Kansas is in the midst of a <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Pertussis/">whooping cough</a> outbreak. It&#39;s not as bad as <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/05/10/152354425/feds-join-fight-against-whooping-cough-in-washington">in Washington State</a>, where they&rsquo;ve declared an epidemic of the disease.&nbsp; But health workers and schools in the region have been taking extra steps to get a handle on the disease.</p><p> Mon, 28 May 2012 16:13:02 +0000 Elana Gordon 18404 at http://kcur.org Johnson County Works To Contain Whooping Cough Outbreak