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Infant pertussis: Infection from siblings on the rise

KEY POINT

Most infants with pertussis and a known source of infection contract this vaccine-preventable disease from their siblings, according to an analysis of enhanced pertussis surveillance data published in Pediatrics.

SOURCES

Skoff TH et al. Sources of infant pertussis infection in the United States. Pediatrics. 2015;[Epub ahead of print].