Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pertussis is one of the most common vaccine preventable diseases in Canada

CCDR: Volume 40-3, February 7, 2014

Pertussis is one of the most common vaccine preventable diseases in Canada.  Many have assumed we have conquered this disease with pertussis vaccine. Not yet. Find out what has happened recently with pertussis outbreaks in two provinces in Canada, how Canadian disease trends compare to global trends, and what recommendations are in place to control this re-emerging disease.

Surveillance and Outbreak Reports
 
Pertussis Surveillance in Canada: Trends to 2012
.Tiffany Smith, Jenny Rotondo, Shalini Desai, Heather Deehan
 
Pertussis Surveillance Trends in British Columbia, Canada, over a 20-year Period: 1993-2013
.Catharine Chambers, Danuta M. Skowronski,  Linda Hoang, Helen Guiyun Li, Charles E. Fritz, Reka Gustafson, Michelle Murti, Angela Reid, Robert Parker, David Bowering

Prolonged pertussis outbreak in Ontario originating in an under-immunized religious community.Deeks SL, Lim GH, Walton R, Fediurek J, Lam F, Walker C, Walters J, Crowcroft N. 

Survey
 
A Survey of Pertussis Surveillance and Immunization Practices in Canada, 2012
.Shalini Desai, Tiffany Smith and Heather Deehan

Editorial
 
Pertussis: a global perspective
.Scott A. Halperin

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