Whooping cough outbreak declared over in Nunavut community – Nunatsiaq News

Territorial government says there are no longer any active cases of pertussis in Sanikiluaq

Nunavut health officials say a whooping cough outbreak in Sanikiluaq is over.

The Government of Nunavut had announced the first confirmed case of whooping cough in the Hudson Bay community on May 28. The GN then declared it an outbreak in early June when the community had seen five cases, opting to close daycares and certain services in the community of 900.

There are no longer any cases in Sanikiluaq, the GN said in a Sept. 1 news release.

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a disease of the throat and lungs that is spread easily from one person to another. The most severe cases are in children under the age of one.

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