Pertussis: (With comments and interpretation by Yogi Berra)

Pertussis: " déjà vu all over again" (Yogi Berra) Jody R. Murph MD, MS, FAAP (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics) In collaboration with: Teresa Thornton, RN, NNP , Immunization Nurse Consultant, Bureau of Disease Prevention and Immunization, Iowa Department of Public Health.

About... Pertussis (Whooping Cough) What is pertussis?

About... Pertussis (Whooping Cough) What is pertussis? Pertussis, also called whooping cough, is a contagious disease caused by Bordetella pertussis bacteria.

Pertussis in Adolescents and Adults

1 SUMMARY Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity Clinician Briefing February 22, 2005 Pertussis in Adolescents and Adults Strategies to Improve Prevention and Control Among All Age Groups Trudy Murphy, M.D. Team Leader Bacterial Vaccine ...

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)n

n Pertussis (Whooping Cough) n Pertussis has the potential to be aseriousrespi-ratoryinfection, especially in young infants. It is caused by a family of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis.

Pertussis Clinician Fact Sheet

Pertussis Clinician Fact Sheet Agent: Bordetella pertussis , a fastidious Gram-negative bacterium. Symptoms:  Initial presentation as a mild upper respiratory tract infection  Progresses to cough, which may develop to paroxysms of cough (in children with characteristic inspiratory whoop ...

Pertussis (Whooping cough)

Pertussis (Whooping cough) Frequently Asked Questions What is pertussis? Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease.

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Pertussis _____ _____ FACT SHEET-Pertussis June 2008 1 Connecticut ...

What is pertussis? Pertussis, more commonly known as whooping ...

How is pertussis spread? The bacteria are shed in discharges from the nose and throat and then spread to others

Communicable Disease Management Protocol

Case Definition Confirmed Case: Isolation of Bordetella pertussis or Bordetella parapertussis on culture from an appropriate clinical specimen (1, 2) or positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for B. pertussis / B. parapertussis (2).

Recommended Diagnostic Testing for Pertussis

DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH 1 WEST WILSON STREET P O BOX 2659 Jim Doyle MADISON WI 53701-2659 Governor State of Wisconsin 608-266-1251 Karen E. Timberlake FAX: 608-267-2832 Secretary Department of Health Services Rev 10/10 Recommended Diagnostic Testing for Pertussis ...

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