Infant death due to pertussis (whooping cough) in Alberta, Canada

The death of a one month old infant due to complications from pertussis (whooping cough) has prompted local officials to emphasize the importance of keeping childhood vaccinations, including pertussis, up-to-date.

Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of highly contagious pertussis (whooping cough) can occur anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to this disease 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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