Feasibility of a cocoon strategy for the prevention of pertussis in Italy: a survey of prevention department healthcare providers.

A survey was proposed to Italian Prevention Department Directors to investigate the opinions on the value of the cocoon strategy and its introduction. Cocoon was considered the most efficacious strategy to protect newborns against pertussis by 76% of the interviewees. Prevention Departments should promote and coordinate locally the strategy in 75% of the respondents. Cocoon should be recommended by Regional Authority in 82% of the interviewees.

Authors:Prato RMartinelli DMarchetti FFortunato FTafuri SGerminario CA.

Journal:Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012

Link:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=22863911