How serious is whooping cough?

Posted on: 4:12 pm, July 27, 2012, by , updated on: 05:02pm, July 27, 2012


We have a closer look at what health authorities are calling the worst epidemic in the U.S. in more than 50 years.

In fact, whooping cough has already claimed one precious life here in Oklahoma.

Seven-week-old Aiden Smith, of Elk City, died last week after a battle with the illness.

Doctor Rose Sloat with Saint Anthony Hospital gives us a better idea of just how serious this disease really can be.