Pertussis: adults as a source in healthcare settings

Natalie M Spearing, Robert L Horvath and Joseph G McCormack
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (10): 568-569.

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  • Natalie M Spearing1
  • Robert L Horvath2
  • Joseph G McCormack3

  • 1 Mater Misericordiae Health Services, South Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 Department of Microbiology, Mater Misericordiae Health Services, South Brisbane, QLD.
  • 3 University of Queensland Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Mater Misericordiae Health Services, South Brisbane, QLD.



We thank Dr Martyn Tilse, Director of Microbiology, Mater Misericordiae Health Services Ltd, South Brisbane, QLD, for assistance with collection and verification of data, and Dr Brad McCall, Director, Brisbane Southside Public Health Centre, Archerfield, QLD, for epidemiological information.

Competing interests:

None identifed.

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