Death due to whooping cough (pertussis) reported in California

A 6-month old infant has died from whooping cough Pertussis in Kern County.

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Advice For Travellers

Whooping cough occurs in 3 to 5 year cycles. While the risk for travellers is very low, travellers are reminded that outbreaks of highly contagious pertussis (whooping cough) can occur anywhere in the world at anytime. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to this disease by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations and their current immune status for pertussis are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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