Recent developments in pertussis.

  title={Recent developments in pertussis.},
  author={Natasha Sarah Crowcroft and Richard Pebody},
  volume={367 9526},
Pertussis causes nearly 300,000 deaths in children every year. Most deaths take place in developing countries, but the infection remains a priority everywhere. Pertussis vaccination protects infants and children against death and admission to hospital, but breakthrough disease in vaccinated people can happen. In high-mortality countries, the challenge is to improve timeliness and coverage of childhood vaccination and surveillance. In regions with low mortality and highest coverage, pertussis is… CONTINUE READING

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