1999

The incidence of pertussis in the Netherlands has remained high since an outbreak occurred in 1996

SE Neppelenbroek1, HE de Melker1, JFP Schellekens2, MAE Conyn-van Spaendonck1 1 Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands 2 Diagnostic Laboratory of Infectious Diseases and Perinatal Screening, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands The incidence of pertussis throughout the Netherlands, determined […]

Pertussis surveillance in Switzerland, 1992 to 1997 – a large epidemic in 1994. What next?

H. C. Matter 1 and Sentinella Arbeitsgemeinschaft 1,2 1. Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, Viral Diseases and Sentinel Systems, Bern, Switzerland 2. Fakultäre Instanz für Allgemeinmedizin (FIAM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland IntroductionCases of whooping cough have been recorded by the Swiss Sentinel Surveillance Network ‘Sentinella’ (SSSN) since June 1991 […]

Pertussis eradication: a challenge for public health

Pertussis and pertussis vaccination, particularly the almost simultaneous conduct of different clinical trials in various parts of Europe, has generated much debate in the past ten years. Nonetheless many important public health aspects still need to be clarified. The three papers reported in this issue of Eurosurveillance are good examples of the situations faced in […]

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