pertussis diagnoses among service members and other beneficiaries of the u.s. military health system, january 2005-june 2012.pertussis ("whooping cough") is a highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium bordetella pertussis. individuals at highest risk are infants and unvaccinated children; however, there have been recent increases in incidence among adolescent and young adult populations in the united states. during the surveillance period, there were 476 confirmed and 3,073 probable cases of pertussis among u.s. military members and other beneficiaries of the u.s. military health system. among serv ...201222963256
pertussis deaths--united states, 2000.pertussis (i.e., whooping cough) is associated typically with an inspiratory "whoop," prolonged paroxysmal cough, and posttussive vomiting; however, persons infected with bordetella pertussis sometimes experience atypical symptoms, making prompt recognition difficult and probably increasing infection transmission. all infants aged <6 months and any infants who have not yet received 3 doses of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (dtap) vaccine are especially vulnerable to b. pe ...200212236302
pertussis in hospitalized children.before the whole-cell pertussis vaccine was available, bordetella pertussis infections were an important cause of morbidity and mortality in infants. to determine the extent of continuing morbidity in an era of vaccination, a retrospective review was conducted of the records of neonates and infants hospitalized with pertussis infection at parkland memorial hospital and children's medical center, dallas, tex. during the 20 years from 1967 through 1986, 182 patients were younger than 24 months. am ...19902403094
pertussis outbreak in austin and travis county, texas, outbreak of bacteriologically proven pertussis occurred in austin and travis county, texas, over a 7-month period in 1975. eighty persons were cultured for pertussis in our laboratory. a total of 62% of specimens from 34 individuals with suspected pertussis was positive for bordetella pertussis. diagnosis of acute cases by both culture and fluorescent antibody was attempted, and the correlation of the methods is given. analyses of cases by age, sex, immunization status, and antibiotic treatme ...1977197117
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