What is Whooping Cough and How Can I Keep It Out of My Building?
Director of Education
Trade Press Media Group
According to the Centers for Disease Control, cases of whooping cough (also known as pertussis) are expected to surge to their highest levels since 1959. There have been 18,000 cases reported nationwide in 2012 – that's more than twice as many at this point last year – with 37 states reporting an overall increase in pertussis cases compared with 2011 rates.
It's a troubling statistic, especially given the fact that many among those contracting the virus had been vaccinated against it. As a result, national, state and local health departments across the country are doubling down on efforts to combat the spread of this highly contagious virus that causes lingering, debilitating symptoms and can lead to death in more vulnerable populations.
When you attend the webcast "What is Whooping Cough and How Can I Keep It Out of My Building?" You will learn how to:
- Prepare your organization for a potential whooping cough outbreak
- Develop a business continuity plan to address a potential epidemic and subsequent productivity decline
- Implement proactive steps you can take to protect your facility and its occupants
Presented by Darrel Hicks, author of Infection Prevention for Dummies, the webcast will also discuss the vital role of hygiene and continuity planning in reducing the impact of a potential whooping cough epidemic.
You will also learn about:
Wednesday, September 12 | 11 A.M. ET
- Details on the transmission of pertussis, and reducing occupant exposure
- Cleaning and maintenance protocols before, during and after an outbreak
- Key components of an effective response plan
- The importance of local, state and federal health agencies in combating outbreaks
Cost: only $99
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