Table 1

Laboratory results for children with microbiologically confirmed pertussis (excludes nine epidemiologically linked cases)

Culture positiveCulture negative
PCRSerology positiveSerology not receivedSerology positiveSerology negativeSerology not receivedTotal
*Specimen results would not meet the diagnostic criteria for a case of pertussis and so would not appear in this table.
PICU
    Positive2034413
    Negative002**2
    Not received101**2
Ward
    Positive112015
    Negative001**1
    Not received100**1
Total5194524