Epidemiology of Bordetella pertussis in a children's hospital.

INTRODUCTION Pertussis or whooping cough continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in infants younger than 1 year old. OBJECTIVES To describe the clinical and epidemiological profile of Bordetella pertussis and to analyze the factors associated with confirmation by PCR and case fatality rate. MATERIAL AND METHODS Prospective, cohort study… CONTINUE READING