Respiratory Infections


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Guidelines for the Public Health Management of Pertussis 28 Jul 2016

These guidelines, which update the 2012 HPA Guidelines for the public health management of pertussis, are based on a recent review of all currently available scientific evidence and consultation with experts where required.

The important changes in the July 2016 guidance include:

  • updated epidemiology of pertussis in England since the introduction of the pertussis immunisation programme for pregnant women in October 2012
  • available laboratory methods to confirm clinically suspected cases of pertussis
  • pertussis vaccines for post exposure management and outbreak control
  • revised definitions of the priority groups for public health action
  • Public Health England
Last Updated : 06/06/2017