Estimating the Duration of Pertussis Immunity Using Epidemiological Signatures

  title={Estimating the Duration of Pertussis Immunity Using Epidemiological Signatures},
  author={Helen J. Wearing and Pejman Rohani},
  booktitle={PLoS pathogens},
Case notifications of pertussis have shown an increase in a number of countries with high rates of routine pediatric immunization. This has led to significant public health concerns over a possible pertussis re-emergence. A leading proposed explanation for the observed increase in incidence is the loss of immunity to pertussis, which is known to occur after both natural infection and vaccination. Little is known, however, about the typical duration of immunity and its epidemiological… CONTINUE READING
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