Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Pertussis (also known as whooping cough) is a highly infectious respiratory illness caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. It can affect people at any age. Infants less than 6 months of age are most at risk of developing serious complications from the disease.

For more information, please see the fact sheet below or contact the Communicable Disease Control Section on 02 6205 2155.

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