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Edson Utazi, Dan Hogan
Communities at risk of non- and under-vaccination are often characterized by poverty, lack of access to health care and other basic services, civil/political unrest, poor sanitation practices,...
World Health Organization (WHO)
The primary objective of this protocol is to estimate the incidence and disease burden of pertussis in children under 5 years of age during periods of low to high (outbreak) disease activity. This...
RudzaniMuloiwa et al.
Pertussis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly in infants and young children, and despite the availability of vaccines and pertinent national and international guidelines....
Carl Heinz Wirsing von König
Since their introduction in the 1940s and 1950s, pertussis vaccines (mostly in combination with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids as diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccines) have been very efficient...
Kirsten Maertens et al.
Vaccination of pregnant women with a pertussis containing vaccine is a recommended strategy in some industrialized countries, to protect young infants from severe disease. One of the effects of the...
Kay Wang et al.
Objective To estimate the prevalence and clinical severity of whooping cough (pertussis) in school age children presenting with persistent cough in primary care since the introduction and...
Tafuri S et al.
BACKGROUND: The introduction of universal pertussis immunization and the high coverage achieved in most developed countries have largely changed the epidemiology of the disease. Although vaccination...
Olga Visser et al.
Several countries have reported a resurgence of pertussis in the last decades. This puts infants (especially <6 months) at risk of severe complications, because they are too young to be fully...
Nicola P. Klein et al.
During the 1990s, the United States switched from combined diphtheria, tetanus toxoids, whole-cell pertussis (DTwP) vaccines to combined acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccines because of safety...
Pesco P et al.
Pertussis or whooping cough is a vaccine-preventable respiratory disease that has reemerged in the past decades. A higher morbidity and mortality has been recorded in infants, although cases have...
Amado Rivero-Santana, Pedro Serrano-Aguilar, Lilisbeth Perestelo-Pérez, Luis M. Sánchez-Gómez, Leticia Cuéllar-Pompa
In the last years there has been a significant increase in reported cases of pertussis in developed countries, in spite of high rates of childhood immunization. Health institutions have recommended...
K.E. Wiley et al.
These data suggest that the greatest potential impact of pertussis vaccination of adults to prevent severe disease in young infants comes from vaccinating mothers, followed by fathers, with...
Jessica E. Atwell & Daniel A. Salmon
Previously controlled vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) are in resurgence.1,2 To date, there have been 477 confirmed measles cases in the United States in 2014, the most in 18 years.3 In 2013 there...
Anne Goh, Chia Yin Chong, Nancy Tee, Liat Hui Loo, Joo Guan Yeo, Yiong Huak Chan
Since the introduction of the pertussis vaccine into the standard immunization program, very few cases of pertussis have been detected. In 2007, it was felt that the number of cases being admitted...
Libster R. & Edwards KM.
Whooping cough, due to Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis, is an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. Despite widespread pertussis immunization in childhood, there are...
Peter B McIntyre & Thomas A Clark
In what settings is pertussis vaccination in pregnancy most relevant? In low-income and middle-income countries, substantial price advantages of whole-cell vaccines, concerns about infant immune...
Gayatri Amirthalingam et al.
In October, 2012, a pertussis vaccination programme for pregnant women was introduced in response to an outbreak across England. The researchers aimed to assess the vaccine effectiveness and the...
Elyse O. Kharbanda et al.
In 2010, due to a pertussis outbreak and neonatal deaths, the California Department of Health recommended that the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) be...
H. Huang et al.
Active symptom surveillance was applied to three selected communities ( 160 147 persons) in Tianjin from 2010 to 2012. The researchers examined 1089 individuals showing pertussis-like symptoms, of...
Elizabeth Helen Hayles et al.
A cocooning strategy for pertussis vaccination can be highly effective when partially implemented within maternity hospitals, with information accompanied by a funded vaccine. Mothers were highly...
Lavine JS et al.
Pertussis incidence has been increasing for the past two decades in Norway, as in much of the highly vaccinated world. The greatest increase is in teenagers, although the most severe cases occur in...
Riolo MA & Rohani P
Pertussis has reemerged as a major public health concern in many countries where vaccine uptake remains high and pertussis has been considered well controlled until recently. In our paper, the...
Chen Stein Zamir et al.
Pertussis is a contagious bacterial disease causing substantial health burden. Pertussis-related morbidity and mortality are highest in young infants. The researchers investigated risk markers for...
Domenech de Cellès M et al.
Pertussis, a highly contagious respiratory infection, remains a public health priority despite the availability of vaccines for 70 years. Still a leading cause of mortality in developing countries,...
David N Fisman et al.
Pertussis continues to challenge medical professionals; recently described increases in incidence may be due to age-cohort effects, vaccine effectiveness, or changes in testing patterns. Toronto,...
Tejpratap S.P. Tiwari et al.
American infants are at highest risk of severe pertussis and death. The researchers investigated the role of ≥1 pertussis vaccinations in preventing pertussis-related deaths and risk markers for...
James D. Cherry
The Global Pertussis Initiative (GPI) is an expert scientific forum addressing the worldwide burden of pertussis, which remains a serious health issue, especially in infants. This age cohort is at...
Fred Zepp et al.
Although the introduction of universal pertussis immunisation in infants has greatly reduced the number of reported cases in infants and young children, disease incidence has been increasing in...
Guiso N et al.
Despite the widespread availability of 2 classes of effective vaccines, whole cell and acellular, Bordetella pertussis infection remains a global epidemic. Pertussis is primarily a disease of...
Arash Aslanabadi, Kamyar Ghabili, Kaveh Shad, Majid Khalili, Mohammad M Sajadi
Whooping cough is a relatively new infectious disease afflicting human beings, compared with other infectious diseases, and is undergoing a resurgence despite decades of vaccination. The oldest known...
Beatris Mastelic Gavillet et al.
The limited durability of pertussis vaccine-induced protection requires novel approaches to reactivate immunity and limit pertussis resurgence in older children and adults. The researchers propose...
McColloster P & Vallbona C.
The researchers conducted the first US study using graphic-output temperature data loggers in quantifying cold chain failure. Fifty-four vaccine refrigerators of a county outpatient health system...
Jennie Lavine et al.
Whooping cough, caused by B. pertussis and B. parapertussis, has increased in incidence throughout much of the developed world since the 1980s despite high vaccine coverage, causing an increased risk...
Patrick McColloster and Carlos Vallbona
The researchers conducted the first US study using graphic-output temperature data loggers in quantifying cold chain failure. Fifty-four vaccine refrigerators of a county outpatient health system...
Mooi FR et al.
Pertussis or whooping cough has persisted and resurged in the face of vaccination and has become one of the most prevalent vaccine-preventable diseases in Western countries. The high circulation rate...
Pertussis or whooping cough is a highly contagious community disease mainly caused by Bordetella pertussis andB. parapertussis. The researchers report a minor outbreak of whooping cough (2009–2010)...