pertussis immunization. 19836300571
notes from the field: investigation of contacts of a health care worker who worked while ill with pertussis--maryland, august-september 2014.on september 5, 2014, the public health department of a maryland hospital was notified of a case of bordetella pertussis infection confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (pcr) in a staff health care worker (hcw). the hcw experienced onset of diarrhea and malaise (nonrespiratory symptoms atypical of the catarrhal phase of pertussis) on august 26. by september 2, paroxysms of coughing led the hcw to consult a colleague, who ordered the pcr test, prescribed a 5-day course of azithromycin, and advis ...201525611170
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