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

Isaac Srugo*, Daniel Benilevi, Ralph Madeb, Sara Shapiro, Tamy Shohat, Eli Somekh, Yossi Rimmar, Vladimir Gershtein, Rosa Gershtein, Esther Marva, Nitza Lahat

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-529
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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