Epidemiology and control of pertussis outbreaks in a tertiary care center and the resource consumption associated with these outbreaks.

@article{Leekha2009EpidemiologyAC,
  title={Epidemiology and control of pertussis outbreaks in a tertiary care center and the resource consumption associated with these outbreaks.},
  author={Surbhi Leekha and Rodney L. Thompson and Priya Sampathkumar},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={467-73}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology and control of 2 separate outbreaks of pertussis at a large tertiary care center and the resource consumption associated with these outbreaks. DESIGN Descriptive study. SETTING The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, a tertiary care center catering to both referral patients and patients from the community. METHODS We reviewed routine and enhanced surveillance data collected by infection prevention and control practitioners during the outbreaks… CONTINUE READING
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