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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 9:18am
El Paso, TX (KDBC) — The Department of Public Health has a warning for everyone about whooping cough.
Whooping cough is common among babies but what about everyone else?
The condition also known as Pertussis is a respiratory illness that is very contagious and caused by a bacteria.
It can cause violent and rapid coughing until the air is gone from the lungs and you are forced to inhale with a loud "whooping" sound.
Now, the Department of Health is aiming to get the word out to seniors with an informative presentation.
The first one will be held Wednesday, July 24 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilos de Plata Senior Center.