Pertussis (whooping cough) cases in UK continue to increase

So far in 2012, in the United Kingdom, 3 times as many cases as normal have been reported. To date, 235 babies under three months of age have been registered. Eleven infants have died from this infection. 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.

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