Outbreak of Pertussis (whooping cough) reported in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

An outbreak of whooping cough involving 10 cases has been reported by authorities in Peterborough, Ontario. Approximately 200 cases have been reported from across the Province.

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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