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Disease Specifics

Provides an overview of pertussis, including trends, bacterium characteristics, and pathogenesis...

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Clinical Features

Explains how the illness is divided into three stages: catarrhal, paroxysmal and convalescent...

Depicted in this 2007 photograph was CDC Service Fellow who was in the process of loading 'Detection cups' (D-cups), in order to perform the ordered tests for the day.
Diagnostic Testing

Provides an overview of collecting samples from patients and case definitions...

Doctors in discussion
Provider Education

Videos on recognizing and treating pertussis, how to collect clinical specimens, and vaccine guidelines...


Explains what treatment options are available for pertussis...

Clinical Complications

Describes possible complications of pertussis...

Doctor administering vaccine to patient

Vaccines are the best way to protect against pertussis, but preventive antibiotics...

Family with baby
Materials for Your Patients

Videos, audio of how pertussis sounds, posters, factsheets, and more for parents and patients...


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