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Risk Markers for Pertussis Among Infants

Conclusions: Infants of all races/ethnicities with older siblings or born to younger mothers are at increased risk of pertussis. Among Hispanic infants, prematurity and Medicaid insurance were independent risk markers for pertussis. These factors highlight the need to ensure prompt immunization of pregnant women with Tdap at the earliest opportunity starting at 27 weeks gestation.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Infants of all races/ethnicities with older siblings or born to younger mothers are at increased risk of pertussis. Among Hispanic infants, prematurity and Medicaid insurance were independent risk markers for pertussis. These factors highlight the need to ensure prompt immunization of pregnant women with Tdap at the earliest opportunity starting at 27 weeks gestation.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Despite recommendations from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice and ACOG, tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination rates during pregnancy remain very low at about 10%. Vaccinating pregnant women confers passive immunity to infants against pertussis, who experience significantly higher mortality from whooping cough. We sought to highlight the importance of this recommendation by assessing the cost-effectiveness of the Tdap vaccine in pregnant women for preventing pertussis infection in infants.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Poster Session V Source Type: research
cute;pez MJ Abstract OBJECTIVE: Describe the epidemiological and clinical pattern of Bordetella pertussis infection (whooping cough) among hospitalised infants less than one year-old in a paediatric hospital in Gran Canaria. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of the patient hospital records was performed, and recording only those with a microbiological diagnosis of pertussis infection detected using polymerase chain reaction, from January 2008 to December 2016. RESULTS: A total of 110 patients were identified, of which 105 (95.4%) were less than 6 months-old, and 59.1% were males. The annual in...
Source: Anales de Pediatria - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: An Pediatr (Barc) Source Type: research
Women want more support and advice from health professionals about flu and whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy, according to a new survey of recent mothers and pregnant women.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news
(Abstracted from Pediatrics 2017;139(5):e20164091) Pertussis is a virulent and life-threatening respiratory infection, particularly in infants, caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis. Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, acellular pertussis (TDaP) vaccination during pregnancy is recommended to protect newborns against pertussis.
Source: Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstetrics: Preconception and Prenatal Care Source Type: research
Vaccinating mothers against whooping cough during pregnancy may prevent 9 out of 10 severe cases of this potentially fatal respiratory infection in their babies, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news
(Reuters Health) - Vaccinating mothers against whooping cough during pregnancy may prevent 9 out of 10 severe cases of this potentially fatal respiratory infection in their babies, a U.S. study suggests.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Tdap vaccination during pregnancy prevents whooping cough in three-quarters of babies -- but only about half of mothers-to-be get the shot, a new study reveals.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 -- Tdap vaccination during pregnancy prevents whooping cough in about three-quarters of newborns -- but only about half of mothers-to-be get the shot, a new U.S. study reveals. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
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