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Apr 2012

How to Fight Whooping Cough?

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(4):389-391. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.1243

The large whooping cough outbreak experienced in California in 2010 highlights that Bordetella pertussis is still a real threat.1 Moreover, increases in disease are not only seen in the United States but worldwide.2-4 Since pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection associated with high mortality rates in infants, new vaccination approaches are being evaluated to assess their impact on B pertussis burden.5-7