Cases of whooping cough still occurring in British Columbia but less than before

Although the outbreak of whooping cough in British Columbia seems to be easing, there are still cases being reported by the Fraser Health Region. Several new cases are being reported each week instead of the 20 or more cases per week in the January-February period.

Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of whooping cough can occur anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to whooping cough by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including pertussis (whooping cough), 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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