Source: Winston-Salem Journal (NC)
North Carolina health officials are urging all residents to make sure they are immunized against whooping cough as high numbers of cases continue to be reported in the state. As of mid-August, state officials had recorded 326 cases of whooping cough, including 50 in infants. High numbers of cases are being seen in Davidson, Forsyth, and Rockingham counties. State law calls for kindergartners and rising six graders to be up-to-date on their pertussis shots before attending school, notes Acting State Health Director Robin Cummings.