Whooping cough outbreaks: why is whooping cough increasing in several countries?

Cases of whooping cough or whooping cough have been on the rise in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia and China. The United States has not yet seen similar spikes, although some isolated outbreaks have been reported in 2024, as can be expected each year.

Here’s what you should know about whooping cough and how to prevent the disease.