A call for a pertussis surveillance system.

  title={A call for a pertussis surveillance system.},
  journal={EPI newsletter},
  volume={14 1},
  • Published 1992 in EPI newsletter
Pertussis is the 3rd highest vaccine preventable cause of death among children 5 years old. It is most frequent in children 2 years old and is fatal for 12 month old infants. People tend to confuse it with other respiratory infections. Despite its importance and the fact that it is a reportable disease, health systems in the Americas do not have an adequate… CONTINUE READING