USE OF PERTUSSIS VACCINE IN AN EPIDEMIC INVOLVING HOSPITAL STAFF

@article{Linnemann1975USEOP,
  title={USE OF PERTUSSIS VACCINE IN AN EPIDEMIC INVOLVING HOSPITAL STAFF},
  author={Calvin C. Linnemann and Paul H. Perlstein and N C Ramundo and Stephen D. Minton and Peggy Sue Hayes},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1975},
  volume={306},
  pages={540-543}
}
An epidemic of pertussis occurred among hospital staff caring for paediatric patients. Eight physicians and five nurses were affected. Pertussis developed in six newborn infants exposed to infected hospital staff in the nursery. Erythromycin prophylaxis was used to control the epidemic. Clinical pertussis developed in five adults infected with Bordetella pertussis before erythromycin was used, whereas symptoms developed in only one of the eight adults who became infected after erythromycin… CONTINUE READING
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