Whooping Cough or Pertussis is a dangerous illness hitting hard in our area right now. A local doctor says last year, 20 cases were reported in the state of Delaware. However, almost 200 cases have been reported within the first six months of this year. PA and NJ also have increasing numbers. Adults can be sickened up to 3 months while babies are ending up in intensive care. Find out what you can do to help prevent Pertussis.