2 infants die from whooping cough in Parana, Argentina

The deaths of two infants due to pertussis (whooping cough) in Argentina serve to remind all travellers that whooping cough may occur almost anywhere in the world and that the risk of exposure to whooping cough can be reduced by ensuring that all childhood vaccinations are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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