Three county outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) reported in West Virginia, USA

Health officials have reported an outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) involving 38 cases in three counties, Berkeley, Hancock and Morgan counties.

Travellers in this area can reduce the risk of exposure to pertussis 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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