Infant pertussis: what to do next?

  title={Infant pertussis: what to do next?},
  author={Claire M. Healy and Carol J. Baker},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={54 3},
The resurgence of pertussis during the past 30 years, despite record high immunization rates in infants and children, has led some to label pertussis as the most poorly controlled vaccine-preventable disease in the developed world. The high incidence of pertussis disease in infants too young to be immunized, resulting in substantial morbidity and mortality, is the driving force behind recent prevention strategies [1, 2]. As many as 75% of pertussis-infected infants acquire the disease from a… CONTINUE READING
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