Adult pertussis is hazardous for the newborn

Ellen Bamberger, Orna Starets-Haham, David Greenberg, Argyro Karidis, Nurit Porat, Gad Bar-Joseph, Rosa Gershtein, Isaac Srugo

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We report 4 cases involving the likely transmission of pertussis from parents to newborns in a hospital setting. The adoption of proper infection control measures and targeted screening of parents may reduce the potential for such transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-625
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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