Pertussis

Vaccine refusal key factor in measles, pertussis risk

Vaccine refusal key factor in measles, pertussis risk

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Of 970 measles cases studied, 574 were eligible to receive the vaccine but chose not to.

Pertussis vaccine efficacy


Pertussis vaccine efficacy


Whole cell pertussis vaccines are more effective than newer, acellular versions.

Pertussis still common in kids with persistent cough

Pertussis still common in kids with persistent cough

Among kids at several UK general practices, 20% had evidence of recent pertussis infection.

Pertussis outbreak now an epidemic in California

Pertussis outbreak now an epidemic in California

Of patients with a vaccine history, 9% have never been vaccinated.

A child's cough: common presentations and causes

A child's cough: common presentations and causes

Clinicians who recognize various types of pediatric coughs will be better able to identify serious underlying conditions in the young patient.

Hospital process influences postpartum pertussis vaccination

Hospital process influences postpartum pertussis vaccination

Opt-in and standing orders increase postpartum pertussis vaccination rates from 0% to 69%.

Vaccine refusal contributed to pertussis resurgence

Vaccine refusal contributed to pertussis resurgence

Spatial clustering of nonmedical vaccine exemptions in California linked with clusters of pertussis cases.

Missed DTaP shot increases pertussis risk

Missed DTaP shot increases pertussis risk

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Children who missed three doses of DTaP were almost 19 times more likely to develop pertussis than those who were appropriately vaccinated.

Vaccination urged as Texas pertussis epidemic continues

Vaccination urged as Texas pertussis epidemic continues

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Pertussis cases expected to surpass rates in the 1950s in ongoing Texas whooping cough epidemic.

Vaccine exemptions contribute to rising pertussis rates

Vaccine exemptions contribute to rising pertussis rates

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New York state vaccine exemption rates nearly doubled from 2000 to 2011, and counties with higher proportions of vaccine exemptions reported greater pertussis incidence.

Pertussis mutations may explain whooping cough epidemic

Pertussis mutations may explain whooping cough epidemic

Analyses reveal 2011-2012 U.S. pertussis isolates were negative for pertactin, a virulence factor that is a component of the current accellular vaccine.

Newer pertussis vaccine associated with diminishing immunity

Newer pertussis vaccine associated with diminishing immunity

Children who were vaccinated with both whole cell (DTwP) and acellular (DTaP) forms of pertussis vaccine have higher rates of disease, if their first dose was DTaP.

2012 U.S. pertussis rates expected to reach record level

2012 U.S. pertussis rates expected to reach record level

During the first six months of 2012, Washington state reported 2,520 pertussis cases -- a 1,300% increase from the first six months of 2011, the CDC reports.

Disease burden highest in infants during pertussis epidemic

Disease burden highest in infants during pertussis epidemic

Most hospitalizations and all deaths in the 2010 California pertussis outbreak occurred in infants aged younger than 3 months.

Why I'm worried it's not just croup

Why I'm worried it's not just croup

With decreased immunization rates, whooping cough seems to be making a comeback, showing its distinctive sound particularly on the Pacific coast.

The 100-day cough: clinicians be(a)ware

Only 5.9% of eligible candidates receive the recommended pertussis booster vaccine, and the disease remains one of the leading causes of vaccine-preventable deaths worldwide.

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