Evolución de la incidencia de tos ferina en la ciudad de Barcelona entre 1999 y 2011

Translated title of the contribution: Incidence of whooping cough in the city of Barcelona between 1999 and 2011

Sandra Manzanares, Sarah Lafuente, Marc Martí, Pere Simon, Pilar Gorrindo, Joan A. Caylà

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Abstract

Introduction: The aim of the study was to describe the long-term incidence of whooping cough in a large city. Methods: Descriptive study of the cases reported in the notifiable disease registry between 1999 and 2011 in Barcelona. Results: An increase in incidence was observed, especially in children and in the year 2011. Children younger than one year still were most affected, with a specific rate of 426.87/100,000 in 2011. Conclusion: A new approach in adolescent and adult vaccination is needed to provide more protection to younger children, as well as research to assess a possible shift in the bacteria itself.

Translated title of the contributionIncidence of whooping cough in the city of Barcelona between 1999 and 2011
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)156-158
Number of pages3
JournalEnfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia Clinica
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

Keywords

  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Surveillance
  • Whooping cough

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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