Investigation on a pertussis outbreak in a military school: risk factors and approach to vaccine efficacy.

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INTRODUCTION Pertussis (whooping cough) is a toxic bacterial infection caused mainly by Bordetella pertussis. In mid-January 2006, several cases of pertussis were diagnosed in a military boarding-school. An investigation was carried out at the end of January to identify the risk factors for infection and to evaluate the efficacy of vaccination. SUBJECTS… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.05.070

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