Laboratory confirmed or clinical/probable cases of pertussis are assessed and their high risk contacts (infants < 1, pregnant women in the 3rd trimester, all household/daycare contacts IF there is an infant <1 or pregnant woman in the 3rd trimester) offered chemoprophylaxis as soon as possible. Every lab confirmed or clinical/probable case of pertussis requires review with an MHO.

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Communicable Disease Control Manual


Follow Up Required

Report to: Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer



Includes clinical or practice updates/changes regarding the disease for the past six months. These updates may not have been noted in the SOPs or guidelines. Any updates older than six months will be archived on this page.