Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Pertussis - Chain of Infection

This presentation goes over the chain of infection, and how to break it, for the diseases Pertussis (Whooping Cough) that is caused by Bordetella Pertussis.

Taylor Falgout

on 14 April 2016

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Pertussis - Chain of Infection

Infectious Agent
The Chain of Infection
Portal of Entry
Portal of Exit
Mode of Transportation
Susceptible Host
(Whooping Cough)

The pathogen that causes Pertussis, or Whooping Cough, condition is a bacteria known as
Bordetella Pertussis
. It is an
bacteria that has an
incubation period of 7-20 days
Pertussis is a
human disease
, and there are
no known animal or insect vectors
. The most common reservoirs for
Bordetella Pertussis
respiratory system
is the portal of exit since Pertussis causes a
chronic cough
, and the bacteria is expelled into the
air via water droplets
from the lungs.
The bacteria
travels through the air
inside the water droplets
expelled from the body
of infected people. This expelled material can also contain
Bordetella Pertussis
enters the body through the respiratory system
. When an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or even breathes, the bacteria is released into the air. This makes Pertussis a very contagious disease with an
RO (R nought) factor of 12-17
People of
all ages
are susceptible to this disease, but especially
those who are not vaccinated
. Anyone who has not had the Pertussis vaccine for
5-10 years
are most likely susceptible again since the
vaccine is not lifelong
It is a commonly found bacteria that is treatable with anti-biotics, and is sensitive to cold environments. Make sure to sanitize surfaces to
kill off bacteria, to limit the risk if infection.
How to Break this Link:
How to Break this Link:
If someone seems to be sick, they should limit their exposure to others to reduce the chance of infection spread.
How to break this link:
Cover your mouth when coughing, and if you have coughed into an object, such as a tissue, make sure it will not come into contact with others, and it is disposed of properly.
How to Break this Link:
Make sure to cover your mouth and nose when interacting with someone who is coughing with a mask, or tissue.
how to break this link:
Use a bacterial air filter to clean the room that the infected person is staying in to reduce the amount of bacteria in the air.
How to break this link:
Vaccinate yourself if possible, and if you are sick stay away from susceptible populations such as elderly, children, and immunocompromised individuals.
Full transcript