Pertussis: What Parents Need to Know

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Abstract:

This one-page handout educates parents about pertussis, or whooping cough, a persistent cough illness. It describes symptoms, and explains how it is spread and how long a person is contagious after starting a course of antibiotics. The document describes the lab test for it, and discusses prevention through routine childhood immunizations, and a pertussis vaccine booster shot (Tdap) for adolescents and adults given in combination with tetanus and diphtheria. It advises contacting your healthcare provider if a child develops symptoms or has been exposed to a person with pertussis.

Author(s):
Minnesota Department of Health
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Cough, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Vaccination, Whooping Cough
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
8/1/2012
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