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Seroprevalence of pertussis in the Gambia: evidence for continued circulation of bordetella pertussis despite high vaccination rates.

Authors
  • Scott, Susana
  • van der Sande, Marianne
  • Faye-Joof, Tisbeh
  • Mendy, Maimuna
  • Sanneh, Bakary
  • Barry Jallow, Fatou
  • de Melker, Hester
  • van der Klis, Fiona
  • van Gageldonk, Pieter
  • Mooi, Frits
  • Kampmann, Beate
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2015
Volume
34
Issue
4
Pages
333–338
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000576
PMID: 25764094
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These data provide evidence that B. pertussis is being transmitted within this population despite high vaccination coverage. Re-infection may occur implying that immunity from childhood vaccination may not be lifelong. In the absence of data on actual clinical cases of pertussis, seroprevalence studies remain valuable tools to assess the transmission dynamics of B. pertussis.

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