This webcast originally aired as a live webinar
co-sponsored by AACC and Seattle Children's Hospital on March 26, 2013. The
program addresses current pertussis epidemiology, and discusses how laboratory
diagnosis plays a significant role in the clinical management of patients and
infection prevention. Also covered is a review of the 2012 pertussis whooping
cough outbreak in Washington State and an assessment of the laboratory
community's readiness for the outbreak.