Highest number of whooping cough (pertussis) cases in last 8 years in Pima County, Arizona, USA

As many as 90 cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have been reported in various school-based outbreaks in Pima County, Arizona. Travellers should be aware 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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