If you had the flu this season you weren’t alone in Colorado. The state logged the second highest number of flu-related hospitalizations since reporting began in the 2004.
Colorado is experiencing its worst season for whooping cough in more than six decades. Statewide 1,407 cases have been reported as of Dec. 8 - a number not seen since 1948.
State health officials are concerned about a growing pertussis epidemic in Colorado. To date, 1,026 cases of pertussis (commonly referred to as whooping cough) have been confirmed statewide.