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

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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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