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Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Outbreak declared by Alberta Health Services in South Zone

Letter to Schools and Childcare Providers in South Zone
RE: PERTUSSIS (Whooping Cough) Outbreak Declared in South Zone
A Pertussis (Whooping cough) outbreak was declared in South Zone on 5 June 2107, with 17 confirmed cases this year, 12 of which were reported this week and which are all linked. It is expected that there is more Pertussis circulating in the community, as many people with the disease may not seek medical attention. Given historical and immunization data, it is predicted that this illness will spread over the next number of months.

Please see the full letter in the link attached   http://bchs.grasslands.ab.ca/documents/general/Pertussis 2017 - letter to schools and childcare providers 7 June 2017 VS-KG-LDG 2.pdf