A pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak has been declared in the South Zone of Alberta Health Services. At this time, the cases linked to this outbreak are located in the west part of the South Zone.
Although an outbreak has only been declared in this area of the South Zone at this time, additional pertussis cases, not linked to this outbreak, have been confirmed across Alberta.
Pertussis is a risk to health, but it can be prevented by immunization.
All Albertans are encouraged to ensure that they, and their families, are up-to-date on all immunizations.