Pertussis outbreak in Papua New Guinea: the challenges of response in a remote geo-topographical setting.

@article{Datta2012PertussisOI,
  title={Pertussis outbreak in Papua New Guinea: the challenges of response in a remote geo-topographical setting.},
  author={Siddhartha Sankar Datta and Steven Toikilik and Berry Ropa and Glenys R. Chidlow and William Lagani},
  journal={Western Pacific surveillance and response journal : WPSAR},
  year={2012},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={
          3-6
        }
}
INTRODUCTION A large outbreak of pertussis was detected during March 2011 in Goilala, a remote district of the Central Province in Papua New Guinea, characterized by rugged topography with no road access from the provincial headquarters. This outbreak investigation highlights the difficulties in reporting and responding to outbreaks in these settings. METHOD The suspected pertussis cases, reported by health workers from the Ononge health centre area, were investigated and confirmed for the… CONTINUE READING

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