bordetella pertussis diagnosis in children under five years of age in the regional hospital of cajamarca, northern peru.bordetella pertussis is an important human pathogen that causes whooping cough (pertussis), an endemic illness responsible of significant morbidity and mortality, especially in infants and children. worldwide, there are an estimated of 16 million cases of pertussis, resulting in about 195,000 child deaths per year. in peru, pertussis is a major health problem that has been on the increase despite immunization efforts. the objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of b. pertussis am ...201526623626
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