The re-emergence of pertussis in Israel.

  title={The re-emergence of pertussis in Israel.},
  author={Larisa Moerman and Alex Leventhal and Paul E. Slater and Emilia Anis and Ruth Yishai and Esther Marva},
  journal={The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ},
  volume={8 5},
BACKGROUND Pertussis is the only vaccine-preventable disease that has re-emerged in Israel. The reported crude incidence of the disease increased 16-fold since 1998. OBJECTIVES To describe the epidemiology of pertussis and explain the substantial increase in reported pertussis incidence in Israel in recent years. METHODS Crude and specific pertussis incidence by age, patient immunization status, hospitalization rate, and national immunization coverage rate were calculated from information… CONTINUE READING

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