Update on Pertussis

Date: March 21, 2013
Time: 36 minutes

PRESENTER:
Steven Schwimmer, DO

SYNOPSIS:
Information will be given about pertussis, recent outbreaks, and changes in rec- ommendations for vaccination. Diagnosis and treatment options will be discussed. Public health issues will also be addressed, including how to report pertussis, the complexity of the situation with pertussis, and how to deal with the challenges and changes of this condition.

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KEYWORDS:
pertussis, bacterium, bordetella, human, infected, infection, incubation, serology, therapy, precautions, vaccines, statistics,