Infant dies from whooping cough (pertussis) in Nueces County, Texas, USA

Health Department officials in Nueces County have reported a total of 16 cases of whooping cough (pertussis) so far this year, including one infant who has died. 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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