A rising threat

The reported incidence of infant pertussis in the United States has increased almost 17 times since 1979.9. In 2010 alone, more than 27,550 cases were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).9

If you thought pertussis was behind us, think again. It's the only vaccine-preventable disease that has been on the rise.8

In the periods 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 alone, there have been almost twice as many overage annual reported cases of pertussis.9


Based on pertussis reporting data from 2007-2008 compared to data from 2009-2010.