Increasing infant pertussis hospitalization and mortality in South Texas, 1996 to 2006

Maria Falcon, Marita Rafael, Carla Garcia, Jaime Fergie, Kevin Purcell

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Pertussis admissions ranged from 0 to 7.4 per 10,000 hospitalizations from 1996 to 2003, and from 16.3 to 27.4 per 10,000 hospitalizations from 2004 to 2006. A total of 78% of patients were <4 months old, and 52% had a sick contact that was a family member. A total of 29% of patients required intensive care unit admission, and 3 died during the last 2 years of the study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-267
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2010



  • Children
  • Hospitalization
  • Mortality
  • Pertussis
  • South Texas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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