Whooping cough caused by Bordetella infection has resurged in recent years. Dr. Karissa Culbreath will discuss the clinical presentation of Bordetella infection and its public health impact. The prognostic value of B. pertussis and B. parapertussis detection for Bordetella diagnosis will be reexamined.
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) -1 and HSV-2 are common human pathogens and cause a variety of clinical manifestations in pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations. This presentation will discuss the epidemiology of HSV infections, clinical manifestations, treatment, and prevention strategies, and emphasize the appropriate use of and interpretation of diagnostic tests.