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Errata: Volume 54, No. 3

In the report, "Outbreaks of Pertussis Associated with Hospitals --- Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Oregon, 2003," an error occurred in the last sentence on page 70 (continuing to page 71). The text should read as follows: "A recent study that compared azithromycin administered as 10 mg/kg (maximum: 500 mg) on day 1 followed by 5 mg/kg (maximum: 250 mg) on days 2--5 with a 10-day treatment of erythromycin (40 mg/kg/day in 3 divided doses; maximum 1 g/day) demonstrated equivalence between the two treatments (9)."

In addition, on page 69, the first sentence of the third full paragraph should read as follows: "In late September 2003, physician C treated an infant aged 2 months with PCR-confirmed pertussis in the pediatric ICU."

Also on page 69, the first sentence of the Editorial Note should read as follows:

"Despite high childhood coverage for pertussis vaccination (4), reported pertussis incidence in the United States has increased from a low of 1,248 cases (0.54 per 100,000 population) in 1981 to an annual average of 9,431 cases during 1996--2004 (average annual rate: 3.3 per 100,000 population) (5)."



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