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Pertussis epidemiology prior to the introduction of a maternal vaccination program, Queensland Australia

McHugh, Lisa; Viney, Kerri; Andrews, Ross M.; Lambert, Stephen B

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Pertussis morbidity is highest in infants too young to be fully protected by routine vaccination schedules. Alternate vaccine strategies are required to maximise protection in this age-group. To understand baseline pertussis epidemiology prior to the introduction of the maternal pertussis vaccination program in 2014, we conducted a retrospective case series analyses of 53 901 notifications and temporal trends from 1997 to 2014. Notifications were highest in infants younger than 4 months of age...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/164518
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268817002722

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