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Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Florida HealthDisease Control
October Key Points
highest 6 month incidence
In 2023, 59 pertussis cases were reported in 22 counties. There was a 3% decrease in the number of pertussis cases reported between May 2023 — October 2023 compared to May 2022 — October 2022 (n=32 cases).
The number of pertussis cases reported in October decreased from the previous month, and was below the previous 5-year average.
In October 2023, no pertussis case were household-associated. In the past 6 months, there was an average of 1 household-associated case and an average of 6 total cases. From May 2022 - October 2022, there was an average of 2 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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