Whooping Cough a danger for adults as well as children. By Jill Roberts • Oct 29, 2013 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email Whooping Cough a danger for adults as well as children. You can find out more about Pertussis which is commonly known as Whooping Cough from the Centers for Disease Control. Listen Listening... / Jill Roberts talks with Maureen Feaster, Indian River County Health Department Nurse Consultant, Epidemiology Supervisor about the dangers of Pertussis. Tags: pertussiswhooping coughindian river county health dept.