How increased pertussis vaccination coverage is changing the epidemiology of pertussis in Italy

Anna Giammanco, Marco Massari, Fortunato D'Ancona, Patrizia Carbonari, Donatella Mandolini, Marta Luisa Ciofi Degli Atti, M. Cristina Rota, Stefania Salmaso

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Abstract

The epidemiology of pertussis in Italy is described by using data from the statutory notification system and from seroepidemiology studies.Starting from the 1990s, the incidence of pertussis in Italy has shown a sharp decline and is now at the lowest level ever reached. Duringthis time period vaccination coverage has increased from 88% in 1998 to 95% in 2003. In 1996–97, the prevalence of subjects with levels ofIgG antibodies against PT greater than 2 EU/ml was 77.6%. The increase in vaccination coverage will probably change the pattern of diseasetransmission and increase the number of susceptible adults, unless administration of booster doses to adolescents and adults is considered
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)5299-5305
Numero di pagine7
RivistaVaccine
Volume23
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2005

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