Pertussis: guidelines for public health management in a healthcare setting
Guidelines for the public health management of pertussis incidents in healthcare settings
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This is a detailed guide to the public health management of Pertussis in healthcare settings and includes:
- revised definitions of the priority groups for public health action in line with the 2016 national guidelines
- in particular the definition of a vulnerable infant which takes into account the latest evidence of the effectiveness of the immunisation programme for pregnant women
- revised definition of the recommended exclusion period, which has been reduced from 5 days to 48 hours after appropriate antibiotic therapy
- updated flow diagrams for management of cases and close contacts (Appendices 1 and 2)
Published: 25 October 2012
Updated: 2 November 2016
- Updated guidelines for the public health management of pertussis in healthcare settings
- First published.