The school nurse at Rice Elementary in Wellington sent an email to parents today, indicating that a student at the school has come down with the contagious disease pertussis, commonly called whooping cough.
According to Fox 31, the Centers for Disease Control says 2012 will be the worst year of whooping cough in more than five decades. As of September 22nd, Colorado had 940 official cases of pertussis, or what most of us know as "whooping cough". (Colorado.gov shows there were42 cases in Larimer County (as of 9/15) and 59 cases in Weld County.)
Who is most susceptible to the illness?