“Whooping cough is an illness caused by a bacteria called bordetella pertussis. This is a bacteria known to produce a very characteristic sound with coughing fits. That’s where it got it’s name, whooping cough,” said Dr. Adam Kaplan.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Dr. Kaplan says the infection is highly contagious and can be deadly. - Learn morehttp://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/preventing-whooping-cough-in-c...