Whooping Cough In Pueblo

Health Experts in Pueblo are urging people with coughs lasting longer than two weeks to see their physicians.
That's because someone's contracted Whooping Cough in the area.
Whooping Cough is a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes gagging with little or no fever.
Symptoms usually appear between six and 21 days after exposure.
It usually starts out like a cold, followed by episodes of severe coughing that can last for several months. It's most dangerous in infants less than one-year old.