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Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
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April Key Points
highest 6 month incidence rate
In 2023, 28 pertussis cases were reported in 13 counties. There was a 41% increase in the number of pertussis cases reported between November 2022 — April 2023 compared to November 2021 — April 2022 (n=29 cases).
The number of pertussis cases reported in April increased from the previous month, and was below the previous 5-year average.
In April 2023, 2 pertussis cases. were household-associated. In the past 6 months, there was an average of 1 household-associated case and an average of 7 total cases. From November 2021 - April 2022, there was an average of 0 household-associated cases and an average of 5 total cases. For most pertussis cases, exposure to other known cases is not identified and are not able to be linked to outbreaks.
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