Perplexities of pertussis: recent global epidemiological trends and their potential causes.

  title={Perplexities of pertussis: recent global epidemiological trends and their potential causes.},
  author={Doug Jackson and Pejman Rohani},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  volume={142 4},
Recent much-publicized increases in pertussis case reports in some countries with high vaccine coverage have raised concerns about its current and future control. The ubiquity of this trend, however, remains unexamined. In an attempt to paint a global picture, we used case counts to determine which countries experienced statistically significant trends in incidence over the past two decades and to map changes in incidence during this period. These data reveal that pertussis resurgence is not a… CONTINUE READING
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