Bordetella pertussis

Precautions

Droplet / Contact Precautions
Droplet / Contact Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram negative coccobacilli

Epidemiology

Increasing incidence in pre-teen and teenage years

Additional Information

PCR test of nasopharyngeal swab is the test of choice.
Precautions can be discontinued after 5 days of appropriate antimicrobial therapy.