Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Symptoms, Treatments, and How to Prevent It…

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a disease that affects the lungs. Pertussis bacteria are spread from person to person through droplets produced during coughing or sneezing. A person with pertussis develops a severe cough that usually lasts four to six … Continue reading

Parenting Tips – Is My Child Really Too Sick for School?

Sometimes it’s hard to know if your child is really coming down with something or just suffering a bout of Monday-itis. In a perfect world, kids would never get sick, and they’d never miss a day of school. But it’s … Continue reading

Northern Kentucky Health Officials Warn of a Large Increase in Whooping Cough Cases! Dr. Rob Interviewed…

31 cases of whooping cough (a.k.a. pertussis) have been diagnosed across Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties since Nov. 1st compared to only 7 cases in the same time period last year. That’s more than a 400% increase! The majority of … Continue reading

Dr. Rob Interviewed by Local 12 About Whooping Cough Outbreak in Northern Kentucky

There have been 39 cases of whooping cough (pertussis) since January in Northern Kentucky. The average cases per year from 2003-2009 was only 25 cases.  Northern Kentucky Health Department on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 urged vaccinations for infants and booster shots for … Continue reading