Colorado is having the worst whopping cough season reportedly since 1948.

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Today the Colorado health department issued a statement reporting that 1,407 cases of the whooping cough have been documented this year. A number that we haven't come close to since 1948 when over 1,800 cases were reported.

Although the illness is most dangerous for infants and young children earlier in October one death was reported of a Larimer county adult. The first death since 2005 were 2 infants died from the contagious illness.

In addition to the flu shot it is recommended by the health department to receive a whooping cough booster vaccine. 

As always covering your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing as well as washing your hands thouroughly is recomended to prevent spreading germs.

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