TABLE 8.

Percentage of prolonged cough illnesses in adolescents and adults as a result of B. pertussisa infections

Author (reference)LocationYr% of illness due to B. pertussis
Mink et al. (550)Los Angeles1986-198913
Schmitt-Grohé et al. (695)Germany1991-1994∼11
Wright et al. (835)Nashville1992-199416
Wirsing von König et al. (828)Germany1992-199426
Rosenthal et al. (675)Chicago1993-199426
Jansen et al. (397)San Diego1993-19941
Nennig et al. (586)San Francisco1994-199512
Strebel et al. (739)Minneapolis/St. Paul1995-199613
Birbebaek et al. (55)Denmark1995-199717
Vincent et al. (788)Korea1997-19987
Gilberg et al. (271)Paris199952
  • a Significant rise in IgA or IgG antibody titer or high titer to PT, or culture or PCR positive.