Pertussis (whooping cough) - New Brunswick, Canada

Since January 2012, health officials in New Brunswick have reported a total of 548 confirmed cases of whooping cough. Most of the cases in this outbreak are between the ages of 10 and 14 and are concentrated in the urban and surrounding areas of Moncton and Saint John.

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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