heart and lung disease history or dx
diabetes or cancer
over age 50
penicillin or erythromycin
short encapsulaed gram negative rods/ aerobes, dies easily outside host
vaccine dead b. pertussis cells infants vaccinated at six weeks and 12 -15 month and 18 nmonths and booster at age 5
IDentify infected individuals with x-rays and skin tests/
treatment of antibiotics is six months to two years.
avoid contaminated water if you are smart because they lifve in contaminated water.