Whooping Cough cases confirmed in Arkansas | Health
Multiple children in Arkansas suffering from the Whooping Cough, a highly contagious respiratory disease.
If it sounds familiar, that's probably because the Whooping Cough is something all children have to be vaccinated against before starting school.
Now, what was once thought to be an illness of the past is back in some parts of Arkansas.
Meanwhile, doctors said it's never a bad idea to call to make sure you and your children's vaccinations are up to date.
The Arkansas Department of Health says several cases of whooping cough have been confirmed at a school in north Arkansas.
The health department says it's confirmed cases of the disease, also known as pertussis, at Clinton Intermediate School.
Students at the school are receiving booster shots and those students already showing symptoms are getting antibiotics to prevent the spread of the disease.
Symptoms include persistent, rapid coughing fits and a "whooping" sound caused by rapid intake of air after a coughing spell.