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Risk factors for Bordetella pertussis disease in hospitalized children
Despite a resurgence of disease, risk factors for pertussis in children in low and middle-income countries are poorly understood. This study aimed to investigate risk factors for pertussis disease in African children hospitalized with severe LRTI. A prospective study of children hospitalized with severe LRTI in Cape Town, South Africa was conducted over a one-year period. Nasopharyngeal and induced sputum samples from child and nasopharyngeal sample from caregiver were tested for Bordetelladoi:10.1371/journal.pone.0240717 pmid:33057415 fatcat:du3kulup6jdtnkthazz7nktej4