L2 Whooping Challenges

This workshop will focus on pertussisórecent trends in pertussis diagnostics, an overview of a pertussis outbreak in a religious community with a high percentage of vaccine objectors, and a proposal for parapertussis prevention and control recommendations.
Thursday, April 22, 2010: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Regency Ballroom VI
Moderator:
Jennifer Liang
10:30 AM
Evolution of Pertussis Diagnostic Testing in the U.S.: 1990-2008
Amanda E. Faulkner, MPH, Surveillance Coordinator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Tami H. Skoff, MS; Christine G. Mitchell, BS; Thomas A. Clark, MD, MPH; Stacey W. Martin
10:45 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:50 AM
Pertussiss Outbreak Among An Undervaccinated Community
Martha Siemsen, ARNP, Medical Investigator, Kansas Department of Health and Environment; Jennifer Schwartz, MPH
11:05 AM
Parapertussis: A New Look at An Overlooked Disease
Rebecca Y. Bak, BA, CDC Experience Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Fatima Coronado, MD, MPH; Amanda Cohn, MD; Jennifer L. Liang, DVM, MPVM; Thomas A. Clark, MD, MPH; Stacey W. Martin
11:20 AM
Discussion
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