Pertussis control: Time for something new?

ArticleinTrends in Microbiology 20(5):211-3 · April 2012with7 Reads
Impact Factor: 9.19 · DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2012.03.003 · Source: PubMed


    Childhood acellular pertussis vaccines were licensed and implemented in the US in the 1990s following an effort to improve on the safety profile of whole-cell vaccines. However, waning of immunity from acellular vaccines may be driving the recent resurgence of pertussis, raising the need to consider new prevention strategies.