Jenny McCarthy’s Breasts Urge Public to Remain Calm Despite Whooping Cough Outbreak in Maine


whooping coughAn infant recently arrived at Maine Medical Center in Portland coughing and vomiting uncontrollably. The diagnosis was whooping cough, a highly contagious respiratory disease that’s breaking out in pockets across Maine. Most of the 80 cases reported in a surge of whooping cough, or pertussis, in the state this year have struck middle school-aged children. In four cases, children under 6 months old were sickened. The baby at MMC was treated with antibiotics and recovered, said Leah Mallory, a pediatric hospitalist at MMC. For other babies, the unrelenting cough can prove life-threatening, according to Dr. Lawrence Losey, a pediatrician at Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick.  (read more at the Bangor Daily News)

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