Blood Tests Key to ID’ing High-Risk Pertussis Infants, California Department of Public Health Study  
1/11/2013 8:13:37 AM

A study released today from the upcoming issue of the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS) found that taking early and repeated white blood cell counts (WBC) is critical in determining whether infants have pertussis and which of those children are at highest risk of death from the disease.