Editorial commentary: maternal pertussis vaccination: protecting neonates from infection.

@article{Riley2013EditorialCM,
  title={Editorial commentary: maternal pertussis vaccination: protecting neonates from infection.},
  author={Laura Elizabeth Riley and Richard H. Beigi},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={545-7}
}
Pertussis (“whooping cough”) remains endemic in the United States with disease outbreaks generally occurring every 3–5 years. There has been a steady rise in the total number of cases in the United States since historically low rates were recorded in the 1970s, making it a poorly controlled vaccine-preventable disease. In the first half of 2012, many states reported increased pertussis cases, including but not limited to the ongoing epidemic in Washington State [1]. Importantly, the… CONTINUE READING

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