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Volume 27, Number 3—March 2021

Isolate-Based Surveillance of Bordetella pertussis, Austria, 2018–2020

Adriana CabalComments to Author , Daniela Schmid, Markus Hell, Ali Chakeri, Elisabeth Mustafa-Korninger, Alexandra Wojna, Anna Stöger, Johannes Möst, Eva Leitner, Patrick Hyden, Thomas Rattei, Adele Habington, Ursula Wiedermann, Franz Allerberger, and Werner Ruppitsch
Author affiliations: Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria (A. Cabal, D. Schmid, A. Chakeri, A. Stöger, F. Allerberger, W. Ruppitsch); MEDILAB, Teaching Laboratory of the Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria (M. Hell, E. Mustafa-Korninger, A. Wojna); Centre for Public Health, Medical University Vienna, Vienna (A. Chakeri); MB-LAB Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Innsbruck, Austria (J. Möst); Consultant Laboratory for Bordetella of the Robert Koch Institute, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria (E. Leitner); Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science, University of Vienna, Vienna (P. Hyden, T. Rattei); Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland (A. Habington); Institute of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna (U. Wiedermann)

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the 123 pertussis case-patients in the Bordetella pertussis isolate–based surveillance system, Austria, May 2018–May 2020

Characteristic No.
Age group, y
<1 8
1–4 15
5–9 31
10–14 31
15–19 7
20–29 3
30–39 7
40–49 11
50–59 3
F 69
Salzburg 86
Tyrol 21
Styria 12
Upper Austria
Clinical symptoms
Coughing fits 66
Cough >4 weeks 64
Medical whooping cough diagnosis 37
Missing data 7
Post-coughing vomiting 7
Inspiratory whooping 5
Vaccination status
Vaccinated 53
1st booster 1
2nd booster 22
3rd booster 16
4th booster 7
Unknown doses 7
Not vaccinated 39
Unknown 31

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