Cases of whooping cough continue to increase dramatically in Washington State, USA

State health authorities have noted that the number of cases of pertussis (whooping cough) has exceeded more than 500 cases so far this year. It is likely that 2012 wil be a record year.

Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to pertussis by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including pertussis, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Whooping Cough.

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