Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
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June Key Points
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The number of pertussis cases reported in June increased from the previous month and was similar to the previous 5-year average. In general, more pertussis cases are reported during the summer months.
The 41 pertussis cases in June were reported among the 15 counties outlined in black. From April through June 2019 the average county rate has varied throughout the state.
From January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019, 180 pertussis cases were reported in 30 counties.
Since 2015, the number of pertussis cases reported annually remained stable. Pertussis is cyclic in nature, with peaks in disease every 3-5 years. Pertussis cases last peaked between 2013 and 2014. Case counts in June 2019 are similar to those seen in June of previous years, as noted by the white bar in the figure.
In June, 10 (32%) of 41 total pertussis cases were associated with transmission within households no cases were outbreak-associated. For most pertussis cases, exposure to other known cases is never identified, and they are not able to be linked to outbreaks.
No pertussis outbreaks were reported in June.
So far in 2019, a total of two pertussis outbreaks have been reported in school settings.
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