Pertussis (whooping cough) - new outbreaks reported in eastern Canada

Cases and outbreaks of whooping cough have been reported in eastern Canada in the following locations:

Nova Scotia (Cumberland County)

New Brunswick (Moncton)

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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