PRO/EDR> Pertussis update (02): USA (MN,PA,OR), Canada (NT)

Whooping Cough — United States
Minnesota health officials have confirmed an infant death related to pertussis, also known as whooping cough. The infant was diagnosed with pertussis in August 2019 and died in November [2019] after being hospitalized for 3 months. The last pediatric death related to pertussis in Minnesota was in 2013.
“We were extremely saddened to hear that this child passed away,” Kristen Ehresmann, director of infectious disease at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), said in a news release.