TITLE

PERTUSSIS OUTBREAK AT SCHOOL SHOWS DISEASE IS NOT LIMITED TO INFANTS

AUTHOR(S)
Kaye, Donald
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;5/15/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 10, piv
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention described a recent pertussis outbreak that began at a middle school in Arizona and spread to surrounding communities. Although pertussis rates were highest during infancy, the report reinforced the idea that the disease could affect persons of any age. The Arizona outbreak first surfaced on September 21, 2002, when pertussis in a 13-year-old student was reported to the Yavapai County Health Department. By October 24, the outbreak had spread to six surrounding communities, leading local authorities to institute an accelerated pertussis vaccination schedule for infants.
ACCESSION #
13077082

 

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