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Whooping Cough

WHO: Routine Vaccination reaching four in five Children but 22 Million still Miss Out

2012-11-06 13:40:52

Four in five children (83%) worldwide received the recommended three doses of diphtheria–tetanus–pertussis (DTP) vaccine during infancy in 2011, according to new data released in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and in the WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER).  

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(March) Review of the Current Whooping Cough Situation in the Americas, Buenos Aires, 22 March 2012

2012-04-06 00:00:00

Senior Advisor, Dr Cuauhtémoc Ruiz Matus and Regional Advisor, Dr Mauricio Landaverde of PAHO’s Comprehensive Family Immunization Project, along with select participants of Latin American countries conducted a review of the current situation of whooping cough and of the strategies recently implemented in some of the countries of the Region in order to mitigate the outbreaks and the case-fatality of this vaccine-preventable disease.

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