Multiple reports of pertussis cases and outbreaks in various places in the USA

Cases and outbreaks of pertussis (whooping cough) have been reported from the following places:

Illinois (McHenry county); Wisconsin (Chippewa county); New York (Suffolk county); and Washington (Clark county).

Travellers in these areas can reduce their risk of exposure to pertussis 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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