M7-prepare for a whooping cough outbreak
Once a source has been identified, it is important for the hospital staff and local CDC office to implement infection control protocols by ensuring that all personnel are properly trained on proper hygiene practices, such as handwashing and disinfection techniques. Additionally, they should ensure that medical equipment is properly sterilized between uses and protective gear (masks, gloves) are worn whenever necessary.
Finally, it is important to implement public health strategies which will help mitigate further spread within the local community. This could include things like issuing stay at home orders or limiting public gatherings if needed. It would also be beneficial to educate members of the community on preventative measures they can take to reduce their risk of exposure while still being able to go about their daily lives safely. The hospital staff and local CDC office should work together closely throughout this process in order to ensure an effective containment strategy.