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Pertussis in older adults: Prospective study of risk factors and morbidity

Liu, Bette; McIntyre, Peter; Kaldor, John; Quinn, Helen; Ridda, Iman; Banks, Emily


Background.There is limited information on the incidence, morbidity and risk factors for pertussis in adults, particularly those aged over 65 years.Methods.Population-based prospective cohort study of 263 094 adults aged over 45 years (mean 62.8 years) recruited in the Australian state of New South Wales (the 45 and Up Study) between 2006 and 2008, and followed by record-linkage to laboratory-confirmed pertussis notifications, hospitalizations, and death records. The incidence of pertussis...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1093/cid/cis627


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