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The new health legacy : When pertussis becomes a heritage transmitted from mothers to infants.
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PMID:  21659502     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Despite high vaccination coverage rates, there has been a gradual increase in reported pertussis cases. Although whooping cough affects all ages, young infants continue to suffer the greatest pertussis disease burden. Adolescents and adults are the primary source of infection for young babies. In this paper, we report two cases involving the likely transmission of pertussis from mothers to infants in Tunisia.
Authors:
Asma Zouari; Hanen Smaoui; Souad Bousnina; Khaled Menif; Najla Ben Jaballah; Amel Kechrid
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical microbiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-5644     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0224131     Medline TA:  J Med Microbiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
1 Microbiology Laboratory, Children's Hospital of Tunis, Bab Sâadoun, Tunis 1007, Tunisia;
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