Whooping cough (pertussis) outbreaks in USA

Outbreaks of whooping cough (pertussis) are being reported from Weber County (Utah), Weld County (Colorado) and New York (Suffolk County). 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.

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