Pertussis clinical update

Pertussis clinical update

Kia ora koutou

For awareness:  A third pertussis death – national response focusses on vaccination and early diagnosis

In the past week public health services have been notified of another tragic death of an infant with confirmed pertussis infection. In response to the recent deaths a national pertussis task force has been established. 

Please find attached a copy of the information being provided to clinicians today.  Please share this with your relevant clinical and health networks.

A media release will be online later today at: News and updates – Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand

Ngā mihi

Joanne Francey

Advisory, Office of the Director
Outbreak Response, National Public Health Service

waea pūkoro: +64 21 297 7910 / īmēra:

133 Molesworth Street, Wellington | PO Box 6011

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