Traduction en anglais : Epidemiology of whooping cough.
Due to a low acceptance of active immunisation against Bordettella petussis, whooping cough continues to be a frequent childhood disease in parts of Germany.
The age distribution in the lower Rhine area showed a peak incidence at 4.3 years of age, whereas 11% of all cases were observed in infants, and 6% were observed in adults.
A significant sex difference was not found in children suffering from pertussis; in adult patients, however, women were more often affected.
Whooping cough occurred during the whole year, its peak incidence was found during early winter.
Mots-clés Pascal : Coqueluche, Bactériose, Infection, Incidence, Homme, Bordetella pertussis, Bactérie, Epidémiologie, Age, Allemagne, Europe, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Whooping cough, Bacteriosis, Infection, Incidence, Human, Bordetella pertussis, Bacteria, Epidemiology, Age, Germany, Europe, Respiratory disease
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Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 199406.