Journal Article

Pertussis Outbreak in a US Military Community: Kaiserslautern, Germany, April—June 2005

James D. Mancuso, Andrea Snyder, James Stigers, Brian Ortman, Wade Aldous, Tim Whoolery, Greg Deye and K. Bradley

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 45, issue 11, pages 1476-1478
Published in print December 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/522999
Pertussis Outbreak in a US Military Community: Kaiserslautern, Germany, April—June 2005

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology
  • Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Microbiology

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Although pertussis is a vaccine-preventable disease, outbreaks can occur despite high levels of immunization in a community. This report summarizes an outbreak of pertussis that occurred predominantly among adolescents in a US military community in Kaiserslautern, Germany, during the period April–June 2005. All patients were determined to have had complete age-appropriate immunization with pertussis-containing vaccine, although newer vaccines have since been introduced for adolescents that could have greatly decreased the magnitude and impact of the outbreak.

Journal Article.  1987 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.