Tarrant County reports 302 cases in 2013
By Carla Noah Stutsman
It starts with deceptively mild symptoms much like a cold or even allergies – a cough, sneezing, and a runny nose.
But for some reason, pertussis, more commonly called whooping cough, is having a record year in Tarrant County.
Public health officials do not consider the rise in cases to be epidemic, but admit there’s a large increase compared with the past several years.