Modelling the effect of changes in vaccine effectiveness and transmission contact rates on pertussis epidemiology.

@article{Pesco2014ModellingTE,
  title={Modelling the effect of changes in vaccine effectiveness and transmission contact rates on pertussis epidemiology.},
  author={Pablo Pesco and Paula Elena Bergero and Gabriel Fabricius and Daniela Flavia Hozbor},
  journal={Epidemics},
  year={2014},
  volume={7},
  pages={13-21}
}
The incidence of the highly infectious respiratory disease named pertussis or whooping cough has been increasing for the past two decades in different countries, as in much of the highly vaccinated world. A decrease in vaccine effectiveness over time, especially when acellular vaccines were used for primary doses and boosters, and pathogen adaptation to the… CONTINUE READING