Has the change to acellular pertussis vaccine improved or worsened pertussis control?
- Recommended childhood immunization schedule--United... // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;1/17/1997, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p35
Presents information on changes in recommendations for preventing pertussis vaccines for infants, by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Publication of the recommended childhood...
- Protection against pertussis by immunisation. McKendrick, M.W.; Gully, P.R.; Geddes, A.M. // British Medical Journal;11/22/1980, Vol. 281 Issue 6252, p1390
Examines the efficacy of pertussis immunization for the protection against Bordetella pertussis infection. Severity of the illness in infants; Epidemiology of pertussis; Protection against the complication of the disease.
- Pertussis vaccination decreased rate of severe infection, illness duration. // Infectious Disease News;Apr2014, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p55
The article discusses a study and an accompanying commentary, published online on March 14, 2014 by "Clinical Infectious Diseases," regarding the lower rate of severe infection and illness duration in children immunized with acellular pertussis vaccine.
- Whooping cough outbreak over. Cross, Catherine // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/11/2013, Vol. 185 Issue 9, pE399
The article informs that a health official in Canada has announced that the New Brunswick whooping cough outbreak in the province is now over because of province-wide immunization program and it mentions that a child should be immunized for the disease by giving pertussis vaccine by six years.
- Clinical presentation of pertussis in fully immunized children in Lithuania. Narkeviciute, Irena; Kavaliunaite, Ema; Bernatoniene, Genovaite; Eidukevicius, Rimantas // BMC Infectious Diseases;2005, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p40
Background: In Lithuania, the vaccination coverage against pertussis is high. Nevertheless, there is a significant increase in pertussis cases in fully immunized children. The aim of our study was to determine the frequency of classical symptoms of laboratory confirmed pertussis and describe its...
- Changes to the UK immunisation schedule 2004. McIntosh, E. David G. // Update;11/18/2004, Vol. 69 Issue 7, p254
The article provides information on the changes to the British immunization schedule for 2004. In the revised schedule, whole cell pertussis vaccine is replaced by acellular pertussis (aP) vaccine, while the live oral polio vaccine is replaced by inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). While there has...
- Personal View. Thomson, William // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);4/18/1981, Vol. 282 Issue 6272, p1313
Comments on the delivery of immunization in Great Britain. Immunization of children in schools; Disadvantages of influenza vaccines; Controversy over whooping cough vaccination.
- A little shot of magic. Netherwood, Cathy // Australian Parents;Aug/Sep2005, p52
Discusses the benefits of immunization to children. Concerns of parents about the risks associated with vaccines; Schedule of vaccination in children; Information on some vaccines; Clinical background on whooping cough, pneumococcal and meningococcal diseases. INSET: Immunisation? Vaccination?...
- Pertussis: should we immunise neurologically disabled and developmentally delayed children? Miles, R.N.; Hiosking, G.P. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);7/30/1983, Vol. 287 Issue 6388, p318
Presents a study on immunization of mentally disabled children against pertussis. Statistics on the rate of immunization of controlled subjects and study patients; Guidelines for children requiring special consideration not to be immunized; Results of the study; Risk of neurological handicap...