Resurgence of pertussis in Europe.

  title={Resurgence of pertussis in Europe.},
  author={Lucia Pastore Celentano and Marco Massari and Daniele Paramatti and Stefania Salmaso and Alberto E. Tozzi},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  volume={24 9},
BACKGROUND A resurgence of pertussis has been observed in Canada, the United States and Australia since the 1980s, but inconsistent data are currently available for Europe. The objective of this paper is to describe the epidemiology of pertussis in Western European countries to discuss future vaccination strategies. METHODS The European Community funded a network for the epidemiologic surveillance of measles and pertussis in 1998. Sixteen European countries provided national surveillance data… CONTINUE READING