Pertussis (whooping cough): information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals to identify, manage and test cases of pertussis.


Pertussis brief for healthcare professionals

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This factsheet will help health professionals to identify and test cases of pertussis by providing:

  • identification of cases
  • treatment of cases
  • laboratory testing for pertussis
Published 15 August 2013
Last updated 7 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added revised brief for healthcare professionals: testing table corrected.

  2. Updated laboratory testing details.

  3. Updated pertussis factsheet for healthcare professionals.

  4. First published.