Epidemiological features of pertussis in hospitalized patients in Canada, 1991-1997: report of the Immunization Monitoring Program--Active (IMPACT).

@article{Halperin1999EpidemiologicalFO,
  title={Epidemiological features of pertussis in hospitalized patients in Canada, 1991-1997: report of the Immunization Monitoring Program--Active (IMPACT).},
  author={Scott Alan Halperin and Elaine E. L. Wang and Barbara Law and Elaine L. Mills and Robert Morris and Pierre D{\'e}ry and Marc Lebel and Neil Macdonald and Taj Jadavji and Wendy L Vaudry and David W. Scheifele and Gilles Delage and Philippe Duclos},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1999},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={1238-43}
}
To assess the morbidity associated with the continued high levels of pertussis, we studied all children <2 years of age who were admitted to the 11 Immunization Monitoring Program--Active (IMPACT) centers, which constitute 85% of Canada's tertiary care pediatric beds. In the 7 years preceding implementation of acellular pertussis vaccine, a total of 1,082 pertussis cases were reported, of which 49.1% were culture-confirmed. The median age of the patients was 12.4 weeks; 78.9% of cases were in… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 50 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…