DOVER — With many school districts in Kent County opening their doors to a new school year, the Division of Public Health is warning residents to be on the lookout for signs of whooping cough.
The DPH said it is investigating an outbreak of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, in Kent County.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website said, “Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. After cough fits, someone with pertussis often needs to take deep breaths, which result in a ‘whooping’ sound. Pertussis can affect people of all ages, but can be very serious, even deadly, for babies less than a year old.”