The role of adults in household outbreaks of pertussis.

  title={The role of adults in household outbreaks of pertussis.},
  author={Paulo Neves Baptista and Vera S Magalh{\~a}es and Laura C. Rodrigues},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  volume={14 2},
OBJECTIVES This study describes the role of adults in 57 household outbreaks of pertussis. METHODS Parents/guardians of children with suspected pertussis seen at a university hospital were interviewed. Once a case of pertussis was confirmed, all household members were enrolled in the study. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC… CONTINUE READING