Small outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) in Lamar, Colorado, USA

A small outbreak of 7 cases of pertussis (whooping cough) has been reported in Lamar in Prowers 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 and their current immune status for pertussis are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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