Eight-year review of Bordetella pertussis testing reveals seasonal pattern in the United States

Micah M. Bhatti, Stefanea L. Rucinski, Jeramy J. Schwab, Nicolynn C. Cole, Senait A. Gebrehiwot, Robin Patel

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Abstract

Review of Bordetella pertussis polymerase chain reaction testing from 2007 through 2014 revealed a yearly spike in positivity rates during the summer throughout the United States. Paradoxically, the highest test volumes occurred outside of this time frame, which provides an opportunity for improved test utilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Polymerase chain reaction
  • Seasonal variation
  • Whooping cough

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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