Pertussis (whooping cough) - more cases and outbreaks reported in USA

An outbreak of whooping cough has been reported by the Niagara County Department of Health in New York State.

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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