Pertussis Basics - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Pertussis Basics

The best way to prevent pertussis is for all children to be fully vaccinated on time.

  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
    Fact sheet with general information about pertussis, including symptoms, complications, tests, and treatment.
  • Parapertussis and Holmesii
    Fact sheet about parapertussis and holmesii (which are milder forms of pertussis), including symptoms, tests, and treatment.
  • Pertussis: Silence the Sounds of Pertussis
    Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDs) materials about pertussis prevention, including audio of whooping cough and a video PSA featuring actress and mother Keri Russell.
  • CDC: Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
    General information from the CDC about pertussis, including transmission, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Also includes photos and kid-friendly fact sheet.
Updated Tuesday, 25-Jun-2019 15:38:59 CDT