Risk factors for pertussis in adults and teenagers in England

A. Wensley, Gwenda Hughes, Helen Campbell, Gayatri Amirthalingam, Nicholas Andrews, N. Young, L. Coole

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Abstract

Pertussis is a vaccine-preventable respiratory infection caused by Bordetella pertussis which can be fatal in infants. Although high vaccine coverage led to prolonged disease control in England, a national outbreak of pertussis in 2011 led to the largest increase in over two decades, including a marked increase in cases aged

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1025-1036
Number of pages12
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Volume145
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

Keywords

  • Pertussis
  • pertussis vaccine
  • risk factors
  • whooping cough

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