The 1993 epidemic of pertussis in Cincinnati : resurgence of disease in a highly immunized population of children.
In 1993 there was a resurgence of pertussis in the United States.
Altogether, 6335 cases were reported, the most in 26 years.
Using active microbiologic surveillance, we investigated the epidemic of pertussis in Greater Cincinnati in 1993.
The population of 1.7 million in this area is served by a single children's hospital and pertussis laboratory.
We prospectively followed patients given a new diagnosis of pertussis in July through September 1993 to determine the characteristics of the epidemic.
From 1979 to 1992, there was a cumulative total of 542 cases of pertussis.
In 1993,352 cases were diagnosed, an increase of 259 percent over the 1992 total.
Mots-clés Pascal : Coqueluche, Bactériose, Infection, Enfant, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémie, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Whooping cough, Bacteriosis, Infection, Child, Human, United States, North America, America, Epidemic, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0588131
Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 09/06/1995.