Whooping cough cases surpass last year's total in Lake County

September 28, 2012 11:19:09 AM PDT
The number of whooping cough cases in Lake County so far this year has surpassed 2011 total for the full year, the county health department reported Friday.

At 178, this is the highest number of cases reported since 1959, according to the Lake County Health Department.

The health department is encouraging adolescents and adults to receive the DTaP booster for additional protection against this illness.