Whooping cough case confirmed on Iqaluit to Rankin Inlet flight

The hamlet of Rankin Inlet. Nunavut’s chief public health officer has confirmed a a case of whooping cough on Canadian North Flight 4199 from Iqaluit to Rankin Inlet on March 9. (Kate Kyle/CBC)

Nunavut’s health department is cautioning people about a confirmed case of whooping cough on a Canadian North flight.

The flight, number 4199, went from Iqaluit to Rankin Inlet on March 9.

The territory’s chief public health officer says anyone who was on the flight, but especially those seated in rows one to four, should monitor for symptoms.

People who were on the flight should also call the health center immediately if they develop a mild cough, sneezing or a runny nose.

Other whooping cough symptoms include a cough that lasts longer than a week, a cough that sounds like a “whoop,” trouble breathing, vomiting after coughing, coughing that is worse at night, and a high fever that lasts more than three days.

Whooping cough can be prevented by getting vaccinated.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Gonorrhea, syphilis rates skyrocket in Canada’s Northwest Territories, CBC News

Finland: Finland’s elder care needs funding boost to meet Nordic standards: researcher, Yle News

Norway: Nordic diet a heart-smart alternative, Radio Sweden

Sweden: Fewer people suffering strokes in Sweden, Radio Sweden

United States: Alaska sees first measles case since 2015, Alaska Public Media

CBC News

For more news from Canada visit CBC News.

Do you want to report an error or a typo? Click here!

Leave a Reply

Note: By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that Radio Canada International has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Radio Canada International does not endorse any of the views posted. Your comments will be pre-moderated and published if they meet netiquette guidelines.
Netiquette »

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *