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Pertussis is a vaccine-preventable respiratory infection caused by Bordetella pertussis which can be fatal in infants. Although high vaccine coverage led to prolonged disease control in England, a national outbreak of pertussis in 2011 led to the largest increase in over two decades, including a marked increase in cases aged

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1025-1036
Number of pages12
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017


  • Pertussis
  • pertussis vaccine
  • risk factors
  • whooping cough


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