Impact of maternal postpartum tetanus and diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis immunization on infant pertussis infection.

@article{Castagnini2012ImpactOM,
  title={Impact of maternal postpartum tetanus and diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis immunization on infant pertussis infection.},
  author={Luis A Castagnini and Claire M. Healy and Marcia A. Rench and Susan H. Wootton and Flor M Munoz and Carol J. Baker},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2012},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={78-84}
}
BACKGROUND Mothers often are the source of pertussis illness in young infants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend tetanus and diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for postpartum women before hospital discharge. In January 2008, this recommendation was implemented in a predominantly Hispanic, medically underserved population at Ben Taub General Hospital (BTGH) in Houston (hereafter the intervention population). METHODS A cross-sectional study compared… CONTINUE READING
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