Pertussis resurgence: waning immunity and pathogen adaptation – two sides of the same coin

@article{Mooi2013PertussisRW,
  title={Pertussis resurgence: waning immunity and pathogen adaptation – two sides of the same coin},
  author={F. Mooi and N. V. D. van der Maas and H. D. de Melker},
  journal={Epidemiology and Infection},
  year={2013},
  volume={142},
  pages={685 - 694}
}
SUMMARY Pertussis or whooping cough has persisted and resurged in the face of vaccination and has become one of the most prevalent vaccine-preventable diseases in Western countries. The high circulation rate of Bordetella pertussis poses a threat to infants that have not been (completely) vaccinated and for whom pertussis is a severe, life-threatening, disease. The increase in pertussis is mainly found in age groups in which immunity has waned and this has resulted in the perception that waning… Expand
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