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How to Fight Whooping Cough?

How to Fight Whooping Cough? EDITORIAL ONLINE FIRST HE LARGE WHOOPING COUGH OUTBREAK EX- In an effort to directly reduce the increased burden perienced in California in 2010 high- of disease in adolescents and adults, and to indirectly re- lights that Bordetella pertussis is still a real duce the disease in infants, a number of countries have threat. Moreover, increases in disease are recommended routine vaccination of adolescents and T not only seen in the United States but adults with reduced-dose acellular vaccines combined with 2-4 worldwide. Since pertussis is a highly contagious re- diphtheria and tetanus toxoids (Tdap). Several recent pub- 14-16 7 spiratory tract infection associated with high mortality lications, and the article by Skoff and colleagues in rates in infants, new vaccination approaches are being this issue of the Archives, have assessed the impact of this 5-7 evaluated to assess their impact on B pertussis burden. strategy on pertussis disease. One of the first reports of the effectiveness of Tdap described an outbreak of per- tussis in a middle school in the US Virgin Islands where See also page 344 18% of the unvaccinated students had confirmed or prob- able pertussis, while only 6% of vaccinated students were With the introduction http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2012 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.1243
pmid
22213605
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Abstract

EDITORIAL ONLINE FIRST HE LARGE WHOOPING COUGH OUTBREAK EX- In an effort to directly reduce the increased burden perienced in California in 2010 high- of disease in adolescents and adults, and to indirectly re- lights that Bordetella pertussis is still a real duce the disease in infants, a number of countries have threat. Moreover, increases in disease are recommended routine vaccination of adolescents and T not only seen in the United States but adults with reduced-dose acellular vaccines combined with 2-4 worldwide. Since pertussis is a highly contagious re- diphtheria and tetanus toxoids (Tdap). Several recent pub- 14-16 7 spiratory tract infection associated with high mortality lications, and the article by Skoff and colleagues in rates in infants, new vaccination approaches are being this issue of the Archives, have assessed the impact of this 5-7 evaluated to assess their impact on B pertussis burden. strategy on pertussis disease. One of the first reports of the effectiveness of Tdap described an outbreak of per- tussis in a middle school in the US Virgin Islands where See also page 344 18% of the unvaccinated students had confirmed or prob- able pertussis, while only 6% of vaccinated students were With the introduction

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 2012

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