Infant Pertussis and Household Transmission in Korea

  title={Infant Pertussis and Household Transmission in Korea},
  author={Hyo Jin Kwon and Sook Kyung Yum and Ui Yoon Choi and Soo Young Lee and Jong Hyun Kim and Jin Han Kang},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science},
A recent resurgence of pertussis has raised public health concerns even in developed countries with high vaccination coverage. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics of infant pertussis, and to determine the relative importance of household transmission in Korea. The multicenter study was prospectively conducted from January 2009 to September 2011. We identified the demographic and clinical data from these patients and performed the diagnostic tests for pertussis in… CONTINUE READING
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