Pertussis - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a disease caused by a bacteria that affects the lungs. Pertussis is spread through the air in droplets produced during coughing or sneezing. The best way to prevent pertussis is for all children to be fully vaccinated on time, for adolescents and adults to get a booster shot, and for women to be vaccinated during each pregnancy.

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Pertussis in Minnesota

Pertussis in 2017 (as of Dec. 1, 2017):

  • Total number of confirmed, probable, and suspect cases reported: 713

Pertussis in 2016 (data are preliminary):

  • Total number of confirmed, probable, and suspect cases reported: 1,247
  • Pertussis Basics
    General information about pertussis, including symptoms, complications, vaccines, tests, and treatment, as well as pertussis situation in Minnesota.

 

Updated Friday, December 01, 2017 at 10:21AM