Whooping cough (pertussis) increasing in Long Beach, California, USA

Long Beach health officials are warning residents that there is a major increase in reported cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in the city. So far, there have been 42 cases reported since January.

Outbreaks of 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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Whooping Cough.

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