Pertussis: A persistent cause of morbidity and mortality in young infants

Joseph B. Cantey, Pablo J. Sánchez, Judy Tran, Wendy Chung, Jane D. Siegel

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In 2012, a pertussis outbreak in Dallas County resulted in the deaths of 4 children (3, unvaccinated; 2, <60 days of age). Despite recommendations that include immunization of women preferably during the third trimester of pregnancy or postpartum, household contacts ("cocooning"), and infants as early as 42 days of age, challenges in pertussis prevention remain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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