Pertussis activity continues in Iowa
July 17, 2012
The Iowa Department of Public Health says Iowa continues to experience increased pertussis activity. There are approximately 432 percent more people with pertussis disease this year compared to the average of the past five years (the five-year average is 129 -- 686 cases have been reported so far in 2012). IDPH publishes a weekly Pertussis Update at here.
Updated recommendations for use of Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine were recently published. All adults aged 19 years and older (including adults aged 65 years and older) who have not yet received a dose of Tdap should receive a single dose.
For additional information on the updated recommendations for Tdap, visit www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6125a4.htm?s_cid=mm6125a4_e.