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Emergency Department Staff and Susceptibility to Pertussis: A Seroprevalence Study

Faruque, M Omar; Senanayake, Sanjaya N.; Meyer, Alastair D McR; Dear, Keith


Objective: To determine the proportion of ED staff who are susceptible to pertussis. There was evidence that some winter leave in southern Tasmania might be a reason of pertussis infection among unimmunized staff. This results in loss of individual earning and loss of availability of staff during the peak demand periods in the ED. There is evidence in the literature that underdiagnosis and undertreatment of pertussis occurs worldwide. Methods: All ED staff were approached to participate in this...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Emergency Medicine Australasia
DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2007.01044.x


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