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Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Florida Health

Disease Control

December Key Points

8 Cases
27 cases in the past
6 months
No new outbreaks
<1 year olds had
highest 6 month incidence rate


In 2022, 60 pertussis cases were reported in 21 counties. There was a 0% increase in the number of pertussis cases reported between July 2022 — December 2022 compared to July 2021 — December 2021 (n=27 cases).

A graph showing a summary of the total number of pertussis cases reported by year with an emphasis on 2019. In total for each year there have been: 358 in 2017; 326 in 2018; 391 in 2019; 216 in 2020; 55 in 2021 and 60 in 2022.


The number of pertussis cases reported in December increased from the previous month, and was below the previous 5-year average.

A graph showing a summary of pertussis cases reported by month in 2022 as compared to the previous 5-year average. In December 2022, 8 cases of pertussis were reported, which is below the previous 5-year average.


In December 2022, 0 pertussis cases. were household-associated. In the past 6 months, there was an average of 0 household-associated cases and an average of 5 total cases. From July 2021 - December 2021, 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.

1. A graph showing a bar graph of the average number of total cases compared to the average number of household-associated cases and the average number of outbreak-associated cases for July 2022 - December 2022 and July 2021 - December 2021. There was an average of 0 household-associated cases between July 2022 - December 2022 and an average of 0 household-associated cases between July 2021 and December 2021.


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