Pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak in Morocco

There are reports of a rapidly spreading outbreak of whooping cough in Morocco with up to 150 children treated in local hospitals in the last few days. The exact number of cases is not reported.

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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