Volume 18, Number 7—July 2012
Transmission of Bordetella holmesii during Pertussis Outbreak, Japan
|Patient no.||Whoop||Duration of cough||Treatment||DTP vaccine status, no. doses||Medical history||Epidemiologic findings|
|1||+||10 d||AZM||4||Asthma||Student at high school A. His 14-year-old sister, who was given a diagnosis of pertussis, was a student at junior high school B.|
|2||+||28 d||AZM||4||−–||Student at junior high school B. Her 18-year-old brother had similar symptoms, but laboratory test results were negative.|
|3||–||>4 wk||AZM||4||–||Student at junior high school B. Her close friends began coughing after her disease onset.|
|4||+||15 d||AZM||4||Chlamydial pneumonia||Student at junior high school B. Her 11-year-old sister was given a diagnosis of pertussis before her disease onset.|
|5||−–||28 d||AZM||UNK||Allergic rhinitis||Teacher at junior high school B in charge of patient 4.|
|6||–||23 d||AZM, CFPN-PI, GRNX||UNK||Rheumatoid arthritis||Medical staff at clinic C, which was visited by patients 1–5.|
*All patients had a paroxysmal cough and coughed at night; none had posttussive vomiting. DTP, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis; +, positive; AZM, azithromycin; –, negative; UNK, unknown; CFPN-PI, cefcapene pivoxil; GRNX, garenoxacin.
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