6. adults make up 27% of whooping cough cases in the usa
the problem with adults it last a lot longer than with children and is usually the first person to infect the family. i know a family that has three kids who are not vaccinated against any disease. since they can not go to public or private schools they are home schooled and are subject to diseases spread by their parents or strangers. i call that child neglect.
i remember when my parents were afraid of the diseases that today are just about gone. today there are far to many adults who never knew the terror of polio,whooping cough,and all those red signs on the door diseases.