Three Piedmont counties highest in state for whooping cough cases

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Three Piedmont counties have the highest whooping cough cases in the state, according to the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

Forsyth County has the highest number of cases since January with 70 confirmed cases.

Davidson County has the second highest number with 25 confirmed cases.

Guilford County is third with 17 confirmed cases.

Officials say anyone 19 and older should get the whooping cough vaccine, as its effectiveness weakens over time.

Forsyth County Health Department is offering free whooping cough vaccines for adults as a result of the recent outbreak.