Clinical and economic effects of pertussis outbreaks.

  title={Clinical and economic effects of pertussis outbreaks.},
  author={Jeffrey P. Davis},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  volume={24 6 Suppl},
BACKGROUND The reported incidence of pertussis is increasing, especially among the adolescent population. Current outbreak management strategies include investigating cases, contact follow-up, diagnostic testing, and antibiotic prophylaxis and treatment. The cost of these methods is substantial and can be attributed to the mobilization within public health departments to control the outbreaks. METHODS Through an extensive review of the literature, the clinical and economic effects of… CONTINUE READING

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