The Pike County Missouri Health Department has confirmed a case of whooping cough in Bowling Green.
The Missouri Department of Health calls it a highly-contagious respiratory disease that most commonly affects infants.
Whooping cough is also called pertussis. Pertussis usually starts with cold or flu-like symptoms that are followed by increasingly severe bouts of coughing.
More information is available by calling the Pike County Health Department at 573-324-2111 or visiting www.pikecountyhealth.org.