Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a disease caused by a bacteria that affects the lungs. Pertussis is spread through the air in droplets produced during coughing or sneezing. The best way to prevent pertussis is for all children to be fully vaccinated on time and for adolescents and adults to get a booster shot.
Pertussis Outbreak Situation - May 9, 2013
Total number of confirmed, probable, and suspect cases reported in 2012 (preliminary): 4,485
Minnesota's Pertussis Epidemic Response:
- Pertussis Basics
General information about pertussis, including symptoms, complications, vaccines, tests, and treatment, as well as pertussis situation in Minnesota.
Information for Health Professionals
Information on pertussis for health professionals, including clinical features and epidemiology, how to report cases, vaccine information, and official recommendations.
- Pertussis Information for School Nurses
Information on pertussis for school nurses.
Statistics and Maps
Statistics and maps for pertussis disease in Minnesota.