Factors contributing to pertussis resurgence.

  title={Factors contributing to pertussis resurgence.},
  author={Qiushui He and Jussi Mertsola},
  journal={Future microbiology},
  volume={3 3},
Despite extensive immunization, the disease pertussis remains one of the world's leading causes of vaccine-preventable deaths. An estimated 50 million cases and 300,000 deaths occur every year. A resurgence of pertussis is observed in highly immunized populations. Increasing numbers of pertussis are reported in adolescents and adults who transmit bacteria to newborns and infants to whom pertussis may be a life-threatening disease. Many studies have shown that the causes for the resurgence are… CONTINUE READING
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