Pertussis (whooping cough) problem in lower British Columbia, Canada, continues to grow

Health authorities have reported more than 255 cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in the Burnaby-Surrey-Hope corridor. Officials estimate that the actual number of cases may be two or three times higher.

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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