Pertussis (whooping cough) outbreaks in 2 counties in Wisconsin, USA

Health authorities have reported 16 cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in Gogebic County, while 6 cases have been confirmed with numerous other suspected cases in Iron County. 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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