Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a bacterial infection that's risen to epidemic levels in some parts of the U.S. In adults, the symptoms can be mild, but if the infection is spread to a baby who hasn't yet received a full course of vaccinations, whooping cough can be very serious. Here's more on how to this disease operates courtesy of this video uploaded by the Mayo Clinic in 2011.
This is why Winterhaven is awesome. Check out the holiday light and water music performance to Wizards in Winter by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. You can see this in person on the corner of Farr Street and Treat Circle during the 65th annual Winterhaven Festival of Lights, which runs Dec. 13-27.