Epidemiological shift in the prevalence of pertussis in Taiwan: implications for pertussis vaccination.

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In Taiwan, routine pertussis immunization has been implemented for more than 40 years and a low incidence of pertussis was maintained until an 80-fold increase in cases occurred in 1992. The unexpected increase emphasized the significance of pertussis. This study evaluated a total of 2452 reported cases of pertussis during 1993-2004 and surveillance data on… (More)

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@article{Lin2007EpidemiologicalSI, title={Epidemiological shift in the prevalence of pertussis in Taiwan: implications for pertussis vaccination.}, author={Yu-chi Lin and Shu-Man Yao and Jer-Jea Yan and Ying-Yan Chen and C D Chiang and Ho-Sheng Wu and Shu-Ying Li}, journal={Journal of medical microbiology}, year={2007}, volume={56 Pt 4}, pages={533-7} }