Houlton Regional Hospital – Healthcare for Northern Maine

Increased Pertussis in Maine

February 21st, 2012

Increased Pertussis in Maine: Check your vaccination status! More than 160 cases of pertussis (whooping cough) have been reported inMaineso far in 2011, compared with 53 for all of 2010 and 80 in 2009. About 64% of 2011 cases have been in residents ofPenobscotCounty. Clusters of pertussis have been reported in schools, camps, sport teams, […]