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Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Florida Health

Disease Control

May Key Points

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


In 2022, 20 pertussis cases were reported in 11 counties. There was a 91% decrease in the number of pertussis cases reported between December 2021 — May 2022 compared to December 2019 — May 2020 (n=230 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; 392 in 2019; 215 in 2020; 56 in 2021 and 20 in 2022.


The number of pertussis cases reported in May 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 May 2022, 5 cases of pertussis were reported, which is below the previous 5-year average.


No outbreak-associated and nohousehold-associated cases have been identified in the past 6 months. For most pertussis cases, exposure to other known cases is not identified and are not able to be linked to outbreaks.

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 December 2021 - May 2022 and December 2019 - May 2020. There was an average of 0 household-associated cases between December 2021 - May 2022 and no outbreak-associated cases have been identified in the past 6 months.


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