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Freshman GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo diagnosed with whooping cough

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Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo has been diagnosed with whooping cough, a rare and contagious disease that’s officially known as pertussis. The freshman Republican has been ill for several weeks with the disease, which has largely been quelled in the U.S. through vaccination. Curbelo was vaccinated as a child, his office says, but did not receive recommended booster shots as an adult. He was probably contagious in early- to mid-July but no longer is so. The disease is typically marked by…

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