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Title: Outbreak of pertussis in Basra, Iraq
Authors: Al Bargish, K.A.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: English
Abstract: A total of 133 pertussis cases were studied during an outbreak in Basra from June to December 1996. Most were females and were immunized. Bordetella spp. was isolated in 48.1% of the cases. The isolation rate was highest among infants and decreased with increasing age, and was highest during the catarrhal stage. B. pertussis was the most common species; however, B. parapertussis infection did occur. There were some severe cases of pertussis among infants caused mainly by B. pertussis and dual Bordetella infection. Infection was transmitted by close contact with a pertussis case
Description: 540-548
Keywords: Disease Outbreaks
Bordetella Pertussis
Subject: Whooping Cough
ISSN: 1020-3397
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