Decreasing childhood pertussis infection through vaccination of the elderly.

Abstract

Reported cases of pertussis (also known as whooping cough) are increasing among infants and adolescents. This rise parallels the number of reported infant deaths associated with pertussis infection, which is caused by the gram-positive bacterium Bordetella pertussis. Adults are a significant vector for transmission of pertussis to children, and people 65… (More)

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