Pathogens
Bordetella pertussis

Bordetella pertussis

Precautions

Droplet / Contact Precautions

Susceptibilities

General Information

Macrolide if within 3 weeks of onset of cough

Gram negative coccobacilli

Whooping cough

Vaccine is recommended in all pregnant women, given as tetanus toxoid, diphtheria toxoid, acellular pertussis (Tdap), irrespective of their Tdap immunization history.

Should be given between 27 and 32 weeks of gestation.