The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that this could become the worst year in half a century for whooping cough, or Pertussis. So far in New York State this year, there have been 1,288 cases, that’s three times the number for all of last year. For more on whooping cough, what it is and what can be done about it, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with Dr. Thomas Clark, a medical epidemiologist with the CDC, who gave insight into why Pertussis has become such a problem this year.
On this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop is Dr. Marietta Angelotti.
Dr. Angelotti earned her doctor of medicine degree from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the New York State Medical Society, and sees patients at CapitalCare Family Practice in Ravena.