Daniel was diagnosed with pertussis, or whooping cough, at Children's Minnesota. He spent 50 days on ECMO and exactly 173 days at the hospital. Today, he is healthy and home.
Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a serious disease that can be deadly to infants. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there have been 555 total number of pertussis cases reported as of Dec. 31, 2019.