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Abstract Title:

Pertussis infection in fully vaccinated children in day-care centers, Israel.

Abstract Source:

Emerg Infect Dis. 2000 Sep-Oct;6(5):526-9. PMID: 10998384

Abstract Author(s):

I Srugo, D Benilevi, R Madeb, S Shapiro, T Shohat, E Somekh, Y Rimmar, V Gershtein, R Gershtein, E Marva, N Lahat

Article Affiliation:

Department of Clinical Microbiology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel. [email protected]


We tested 46 fully vaccinated children in two day-care centers in Israel who were exposed to a fatal case of pertussis infection. Only two of five children who tested positive for Bordetella pertussis met the World Health Organization's case definition for pertussis. Vaccinated children may be asymptomatic reservoirs for infection.

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