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Pertussis: adults as a source in healthcare settings

R John Massie, Sultan Altunaji, Renata Kukurozovic and Nigel Curtis
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 191.

To the Editor: In their article describing an outbreak of Bordetella pertussis infection, Spearing and colleagues report an adult contact who was infected with B. pertussis and was treated with roxithromycin.1 In our experience, this is common practice in Australia, where roxithromycin is a frequently used macrolide antibiotic.

  • R John Massie
  • Sultan Altunaji
  • Renata Kukurozovic
  • Nigel Curtis


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