Whooping cough (pertussis) reported by 5 counties in 3 states in USA

Outbreaks and sporadic cases of whooping cough (pertussis) are being reported by California (San Diego and Tehama Counties), Idaho (Canyon and Ada Counties) and Michigan (Antrim 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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