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Adult Pertussis Is Hazardous for the Newborn

  • Ellen Bamberger (a1), Orna Starets-Haham (a2), David Greenberg (a2), Argyro Karidis (a1), Nurit Porat (a2), Gad Bar-Joseph (a3), Rosa Gershtein (a1) and Isaac Srugo (a1)...

Abstract

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.

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Bnai Zion Medical Center, Department of Microbiology, Haifa, Israel31048 (ellen.bamberger@b-zion.org.il)

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