Pertussis

Common Name(s)

Pertussis, Whooping cough

Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. Whooping cough primarily affects young children who have not completed the full course of vaccinations. Symptoms appear mild at first including runny nose, sneezing, mild fever, and dry cough. After one to two weeks, the symptoms worsen. More severe symptoms include prolonged coughing attacks that provoke vomitting, result in red or blue face, and cause extreme fatigue. During coughing attacks the coughs may end with a high-pitched "whoop" sound during an inhale.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pertussis" returned 1420 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Licensure of a Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine and Guidance for Use as a Booster Dose.
 

Author(s): Jennifer Liang, Greg Wallace, Gina Mootrey

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On March 24, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration licensed an additional combined diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed (DTaP) and inactivated poliovirus (IPV) vaccine (DTaP-IPV) (Quadracel, Sanofi Pasteur Inc.). Quadracel is the second DTaP-IPV vaccine ...

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2015

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Pertussis vaccines: WHO position paper - September 2015.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2015 Aug;90(35):433-58.

 

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2015

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Early intervention in pertussis outbreak with high attack rate in cohort of adolescents with complete acellular pertussis vaccination in Valencia, Spain, April to May 2015.
 

Author(s): A Miguez Santiyan, R Ferrer Estrems, J L Chover Lara, J Alberola Enguidanos, J M Nogueira Coito, A Salazar Cifre

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Forty-three pertussis cases reported in May 2015 in Valencia were linked to a school outbreak where 90% of the students had been vaccinated. Cases were diagnosed upon paediatrician consultation and in hospital emergency units. Approximately half of the cases were students born in ...

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2015

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The terms "Pertussis" returned 76 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Complement evasion by Bordetella pertussis: implications for improving current vaccines.
 

Author(s): Ilse Jongerius, Tim J Schuijt, Frits R Mooi, Elena Pinelli

Journal: J. Mol. Med.. 2015 Apr;93(4):395-402.

 

Bordetella pertussis causes whooping cough or pertussis, a highly contagious disease of the respiratory tract. Despite high vaccination coverage, reported cases of pertussis are rising worldwide and it has become clear that the current vaccines must be improved. In addition to the ...

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2015

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Pertussis.
 

Author(s): Giovanni Gabutti, Chiara Azzari, Paolo Bonanni, Rosa Prato, Alberto E Tozzi, Alessandro Zanetti, Gianvincenzo Zuccotti

Journal: Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2015 ;11(1):108-17.

 

Pertussis continues to be an important public-health issue. The high immunization coverage rates achieved, mainly in industrialized countries, have certainly decreased the spread of the pathogen. However, as immunity wanes, adolescents and adults play an important role in the dynamics ...

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2015

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Epidemiology of pertussis in Italy: disease trends over the last century.
 

Author(s): M V Gonfiantini, E Carloni, F Gesualdo, E Pandolfi, E Agricola, E Rizzuto, S Iannazzo, M L Ciofi Degli Atti, A Villani, A E Tozzi

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We reviewed the epidemiology of pertussis in Italy over the last 125 years to identify disease trends and factors that could have influenced these trends. We described mortality rates (1888-2012), case fatality rates (1925-2012), cumulative incidence rates (1925-2013) and age-specific ...

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2014

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Study of BPZE1 (High Dose) Nasal Live Attenuated B. Pertussis Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pertussis; Whooping Cough

 

Last Updated: 5 Oct 2015

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Pertussis Immunization During Pregnancy: Effect in Term and Preterm Infants
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pertussis

 

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Last Updated: 26 May 2015

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