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emergency situation, baby had high suspicion for whooping cough.at least 100 people exposed-what would be the appropriate course of action? thank you

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Take infor testing: You can have samples taken for pertussis testing in most emergency rooms & many clinics. The actual test may be run in a lab off site, but results are usually available within a few days at the latest. If the child was in a day care or other gathering site with known cases medication can start before results are known
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
It'll be reported to public health agency by medical professionals. Ask when you & baby can get immunizations updated. Meds as suggested.
Nov 17, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
It'll be reported to public health agency by medical professionals. Ask when you & baby can get immunizations updated. Meds as suggested.
Nov 17, 2012
Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Prophylaxis: For anyone who had not had a vaccine booster on time will need post exposure prophylaxis with Azithromycin for 5 days.

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