Southern Health Region Experiencing Extreme Spike in Whooping Cough Cases


As of Thursday, April 20, there are 35 confirmed cases of pertussis - whopping cough - in the Southern Health Region. This spike in cases, which is approaching pre-pandemic levels, has Dr. Davinder Sign, very concerned for the health of the region especially for those that are immunocompromised and/or unvaccinated. 1 to 4 Canadian die each year from whooping cough.

Abstract Written By:
Cali Wiersma
April 20, 2023

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