Pertussis in Latin America

Recent epidemiological data presented at the 2017 Global Pertussis Initiative meeting

Daniela Hozbor*, Rolando Ulloa-Gutierrez, Cristina Marino, Carl Heinz Wirsing von König, Tina Quanbee Tan, K. Forsyth

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Abstract

The Global Pertussis Initiative (GPI) is an expert scientific forum that publishes consensus recommendations for pertussis monitoring, prevention, and treatment across many regions of the world. Here, we report on the regional 2017 GPI meeting on the Americas, focusing on Latin America. Information on current pertussis epidemiology, surveillance, vaccine strategies, diagnostic capabilities, disease awareness, and major local obstacles was presented by researchers from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Pertussis outbreaks have occurred during the last decade in the majority of participant countries and have been followed by improvements in surveillance. In the countries that introduced maternal immunization during pregnancy, a reduction in the infant case fatality rate has been detected. All countries need to maintain and improve pertussis surveillance to reach primary vaccination coverage >90%. Moreover, countries without maternal immunization programs should strongly consider them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5414-5421
Number of pages8
JournalVaccine
Volume37
Issue number36
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 2019

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Whooping Cough
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immunization
El Salvador
Uruguay
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Puerto Rico
Mothers
Venezuela
Peru
Costa Rica
Colombia
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Immunization Programs
Argentina
researchers
Mexico
vaccination
pregnancy

Keywords

  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Epidemiology
  • Latin America
  • Pertussis
  • Vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • veterinary(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Hozbor, Daniela ; Ulloa-Gutierrez, Rolando ; Marino, Cristina ; Wirsing von König, Carl Heinz ; Tan, Tina Quanbee ; Forsyth, K. / Pertussis in Latin America : Recent epidemiological data presented at the 2017 Global Pertussis Initiative meeting. In: Vaccine. 2019 ; Vol. 37, No. 36. pp. 5414-5421.
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Pertussis in Latin America : Recent epidemiological data presented at the 2017 Global Pertussis Initiative meeting. / Hozbor, Daniela; Ulloa-Gutierrez, Rolando; Marino, Cristina; Wirsing von König, Carl Heinz; Tan, Tina Quanbee; Forsyth, K.

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