This podcast gives medical students an approach to pertussis, also known as whooping cough. We’ll describe the clinical presentation and stages of the infection, build an approach to diagnosis and choice of antimicrobial therapy, and discuss the benefits of pertussis immunization. This podcast was written by Haran Yogasundaram and Dr. Sarah Forgie. Haran is a medical student at the University of Alberta. Dr. Sarah Fogie is a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the Stollery Children’s Hospital and University of Alberta.