Pertussis Surveillance and Reporting

Pertussis (whooping cough) spreads easily by coughing and sneezing. It is a very serious illness for babies and children. Most infants who get the disease must be hospitalized. Vaccination is the best protection against pertussis.

Pertussis cases are reported by Vermont's health care providers to the Department of Health. Cases are then reported by the department to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).

Reported Cases in Vermont

Pertussis Cases Reported in Vermont
Surveillance Data Jan 1 through Mar 31, 2013
Confirmed cases reported in 2013
68

    Same period in 2012

102
    Same period in 2011
1
    Same period in 2010
2
Age group with the highest rate
Children ages 10 to 14
Confirmed cases in babies <age 1
3
 
Confirmed Cases in Vermont by County:
County
2013
Jan 1 - Mar 31
2012
Full Year
Addison
1
114
Bennington
3
27
Caledonia
0
56
Chittenden
3
119
Essex
1
5
Franklin
0
26
Grand Isle
0
9
Lamoille
7
45
Orange
0
12
Orleans
4
24
Rutland
12
131
Washington
11
42
Windham
2
7
Windsor
24
28
Vermont Total
68
645

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