The above graphic displays the US incidence of pertussis by patient age. Click to view an enlarged version.
This tool is an interactive way to acertain the case status of pertussis investigations. It will help sort out lab, clinical, and additional evidence to arrive at conclusions matching the current CSTE case definition for confirmed and probable cases or rule out as a case. Click NEXT when you are ready to begin.
Note: The case ascertainment tool is only a recommendation. All positive pertussis labs must be reported to the Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and investigated regardless of case definition.