Adult pertussis in the pre- and post-vaccine eras: lifelong vaccine-induced immunity?

@article{Cherry2014AdultPI,
  title={Adult pertussis in the pre- and post-vaccine eras: lifelong vaccine-induced immunity?},
  author={James D. Cherry},
  journal={Expert review of vaccines},
  year={2014},
  volume={13 9},
  pages={1073-80}
}
In the pre-vaccine era, there was little information about clinical pertussis in adults, although deaths were noted. Today Bordetella pertussis infection in adults is noted to cause a full spectrum of clinical manifestations. If single serum serologic diagnosis becomes routine, the finding of adult cases would increase dramatically. Reported adult pertussis was rare in the pre-vaccine era and it has been increasing markedly in the present era. In the present vaccine era, data on adult pertussis… CONTINUE READING
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