The burden of laboratory-confirmed pertussis in low- and middle-income countries since the inception of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) in 1974: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract Background An effective vaccine against Bordetella pertussis was introduced into the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) by WHO in 1974, leading to a substantial global reduction in pertussis morbidity and mortality. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), however, the epidemiolog...

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Main Authors: Rudzani Muloiwa, Benjamin M. Kagina, Mark E. Engel, Gregory D. Hussey
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2020-08-01
Series:BMC Medicine
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