Pertussis Infection Control Program


The best way to prevent pertussis (whooping cough) among babies, children, teens, and adults is to get vaccinated. Also, keep babies and other people at high risk for pertussis complications away from infected people. In the United States, the recommended pertussis vaccine for babies and children is called DTaP.

This program reviews the identification, reservoir, mode of transmission, incubation period, and period of communicability and control of pertussis.