Pertussis Information for Health Professionals

On this page:
Clinical features and epidemiology
Reporting
Vaccine information
ACIP Recommendations and MMWR reports

Think, Test, Treat Pertussis poster (PDF:66KB/1 pages)
Poster reminding professionals to think, test, and treat for pertussis. Call 1-800-657-3970 or 651-201-5503 to order. (8.5"x11")

Clinical features and epidemiology

  • Pertussis Clinical Information
    Basic information on pertussis for health professionals, including epidemiology, communicability, and treatment of cases and contacts.
  • Pertussis - Laboratory Testing
    Suspect cases of Bordetella pertussis infection can be confirmed by culture or polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Maximum sensitivity and specificity are achieved when both tests are performed.
  • Images of Diseases: Pertussis
    The CDC offers photos of the disease and people affected by the disease. Attention: Non-MDH link. Warning: Graphic medical images.

Reporting

  • Reporting Pertussis (Bordetella pertussis)
    All cases of Pertussis must be reported to the Minnesota Department of Health. Find out what needs to be reported, who needs to report diseases, which forms to use and where to find out more about the disease.

Vaccine information

  • Check Your Vials: Is it Tdap, DTaP, or Td?
    One-page professional-education sheet intended to reduce confusion about similar-looking vials of Tdap, DTaP, and Td vaccines. Developed by the Immunization Branch of the California Department of Health Services. Attention: Non-MDH link

ACIP Recommendations and MMWR reports

  • Tdap Vaccine Recommendations
    Recommendations for adolescents, adults, and pregnant women from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and related MMWR publications.
    Attention: Non-MDH links


Updated Monday, 02-Dec-2013 09:23:10 CST