86% of Fully Immunised Group of Children Get Whooping Cough|
Posted by vaccinesme on Wednesday, March, 25 2009 and filed under Articles
Key topics: DPT Whooping Cough Pertussis
This study advises that a diagnosis of whooping cough still be considered for those fully immunised if they display appropriate symptoms and shows that vaccination does not prevent the disease. In the study below over 85% of children presenting with whooping cough had been fully vaccinated.
Anthony Harnden, university lecturer(1), Cameron Grant, associate professor of paediatrics(2), Timothy Harrison, deputy director(3), Rafael Perera, senior research fellow in statistics(1), Angela B Brueggemann, senior research fellow in molecular biology(1), Richard Mayon-White, epidemiologist(1), David Mant, professor of general practice(1). Whooping cough in school age children with persistent cough: prospective cohort study in primary care. BMJ 2006;333:174-177 (22 July).
(1) Department of Primary health Care, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7LF, (2) Department of Paediatrics, University of Auckland, Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, (3) Respiratory and Systematic Infection Laboratory, health Protection Agency, Centre for infections, London
Objective To estimate the proportion of school age children with a persistent cough who have evidence of a recent Bordetella pertussis infection.