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2003 Oregon select reportable disease cases and incidence-Pertussis

2003 Reportable Communicable Disease Summary


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Pertussis

Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease that is transmitted from person to person through direct contact with respiratory secretions (droplet transmission). Despite increasing immunization rates in Oregon children, pertussis holds the dubious distinction of being the only vaccine-preventable disease increasing in incidence. In 2003, Oregon experienced a 25-year high in the number of cases reported. While pertussis is often a mild but lingering illness in adults, it poses significant risk for hospitalization and death of infants (<6months). In late 2003, Oregon changed its case definition of confirmed pertussis case to include PCR-positive results in a person with a clinical diagnosis of the disease.

Pertussis by Year
Pertussis by Onset Month
Pertussis by Age and Sex
Pertussis: Oregon vs. U.S.
Pertussis by County
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Campylobacteriosis 
Chlamydiosis 
Cryptosporidiosis 
Escherichia coli O157 infection  
Giardiasis 
Gonorrhea 
Haemophilus influenzae infection  
Hepatitis A 
Hepatitis B (acute) 
Hepatitis B (chronic) 
Lyme Disease 
Malaria 
Measles 
Meningococcal disease 
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