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Pertussis Infection in Fully Vaccinated Children in Day-Care Centers, Israel

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Pertussis Infection in Fully Vaccinated Children in Day-Care Centers, Israel

I Srugo et al. Emerg Infect Dis.

Abstract

We tested 46 fully vaccinated children in two day-care centers in Israel who were exposed to a fatal case of pertussis infection. Only two of five children who tested positive for Bordetella pertussis met the World Health Organization's case definition for pertussis. Vaccinated children may be asymptomatic reservoirs for infection.

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