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Diseases > Pertussis
Pertussis Disease
"Whooping Cough"

At a glance: This page leads to many pages that describe the disease, frequently asked questions, reference materials for providers, etc.

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Questions and answers Answers to frequently asked questions about the Pertussis disease such as: 
  • Why do we vaccinate against "whooping cough" or pertussis?
  • Is pertussis reporting on the rise in the United States?
  • Why are we concerned about pertussis among infants?
  • What can we do to prevent infants from getting pertussis?
Pink Book:
Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (The Pink Book)
Course Textbook.
PDF file Chapter 6. Pertussis (.pdf 1.7MB)
(full version which includes slide panels)
PDF file Chapter 6. Pertussis (.pdf 88KB)
(faster downloading, no slides)
Chapter 6. Pertussis (.txt 35 KB)
(text-only for screen-reader devices)



Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

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Chapter 8. Pertussis (.pdf*)

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Appendix 9a: Pertussis Surveillance Worksheet (.pdf*)
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Appendix 9b: Instructions for completing worksheet (.pdf*)

*Accessibility Note: Due to the content of these documents, they are provided as .pdf files. If you need text-only format for screen-reader devices, please contact

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