[Whooping cough--an increasing problem in Norway].

  title={[Whooping cough--an increasing problem in Norway].},
  author={Susanne G Dudman and Marius Tr\oseid and Tom \Oystein Jonassen and Martin Steinbakk},
  journal={Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke},
  volume={126 3},
BACKGROUND The incidence of whooping cough has increased in recent years in Norway, especially amongst older children and adults; in 2004 it was 168/100,000. MATERIAL AND METHODS This article is based on our own experience and a review of available literature, identified on Medline with the search word "pertussis". RESULTS AND INTERPRETATION Whooping cough, a disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, is transmitted via respiratory droplets. Sources of infection for infants are… CONTINUE READING
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