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Emerg Infect Dis. 1997 Apr-Jun;3(2):175-8.

Pertussis in The Netherlands: an outbreak despite high levels of immunization with whole-cell vaccine.

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National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands.

Abstract

In 1996, a sudden increase in pertussis incidence was reported in the Netherlands (2.1 per 100,000 in 1995, 18 per 100,000 in 1996). Although not all potential surveillance artifacts could be excluded, it is highly probable that the data reflect a true outbreak. However, the cause of this increase has not yet been determined. Further research is directed to the severity of disease and a possible mismatch between the vaccine and the circulating Bordetella strains.

PMID:
9204299
PMCID:
PMC2627603
DOI:
10.3201/eid0302.970211
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