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

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Isaac Srugo* , Daniel Benilevi*, Ralph Madeb*, Sara Shapiro†, Tamy Shohat‡, Eli Somekh§, Yossi Rimmar*, Vladimir Gershtein†, Rosa Gershtein*, Esther Marva¶, and Nitza Lahat†

Author affiliations: *Department of Clinical Microbiology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel; †Serology Laboratory, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel; ‡Israel Center for Disease Control, Tel Aviv, Israel; §Wolfson Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel; ¶Public Health Laboratories, Jerusalem, Israel

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Abstract

We tested 46 fully vaccinated children in two day-care centers in Israel who were exposed to a fatal case of pertussis infection.Read More