This Scottish Health Protection Network (SHPN) guide should be used alongside the external guidance that it relates to.

This guide covers the UKHSA 'Guidelines for the public health management of pertussis'.

This external guidance has been approved for use in Scotland by the SHPN Guidance Group (SHPN-GG).

Intended audience

This guidance is for health protection professionals only.

Other people who require advice should contact their local health protection team.

What the guidance covers

This guidance covers the investigation and management of suspected cases of pertussis and their close contacts.

Guide for use in Scotland

The guidance is acceptable for use in Scotland in its current form.

View the external guidance

This external guidance should be used together with the guide for use in Scotland provided on these pages.

Last updated: 21 March 2024
21 June 2023 - Version 1.0
  • Previously published on the Health Protection Scotland website on 3 May 2018.
  • This is the first publication on the Public Health Scotland website in a new HTML format.
  • There have been no changes to the recommendations.
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