Pertussis: Are you and your family at risk?


Pertussis, also aptly called whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a bacteria that produces violent, rapid coughing. At its worst, it can cause other health complications and even death. Because it is so easily spread, educating yourself on the symptoms and understanding the importance of prevention can help keep your family pertussis free. Here’s a quiz to test your knowledge of pertussis and to assess the risk of you and your family getting the disease.