TABLE 10.

Rate of B. pertussis infections in adolescents and adultsa

Author (reference)LocationYrAnnual rate (%)
Strebel et al. (739)Minneapolis/St. Paul1995-19960.5
Ward et al. (800)Eight U.S. cities1997-19990.37
Hodder et al. (354)Cleveland, Ohio1989-19921.5
  • a B. pertussis infection diagnosed by culture, PCR, or serologic study.