Children with pertussis inform the investigation of other pertussis cases among contacts

@article{Baptista2007ChildrenWP,
  title={Children with pertussis inform the investigation of other pertussis cases among contacts},
  author={Paulo Neves Baptista and Vera S Magalh{\~a}es and Laura C. Rodrigues},
  journal={BMC Pediatrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={21 - 21}
}
BACKGROUND The number of reported pertussis has increased in the last two decades. However, many cases of pertussis may be underreported or not diagnosed. The World Health Organization estimates that pertussis causes 200,000-400,000 deaths each year, most deaths are in infants and in developing countries. Infants with pertussis can indicate an undetected source cases in the community. METHODS At a University Hospital in Brazil individuals that had frequent contacts with a child with confirmed… CONTINUE READING

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