Several outbreaks of whooping cough reported in USA

Outbreaks of whooping cough (pertussis) have been reported in Lexington, Kentucky, Naperville, Illinois, Shelby County, Ohio, and Klamath County, Oregon. Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of highly contagious pertussis (whooping cough) can occur anywhere in the world at anytime. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to this disease by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations and their current immune status for pertussis are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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