Whooping-cough vaccination : historical, social and political controversies.
New acellular whooping cough vaccines may have the effect of leading us toforget that infectious diseases such as whooping cough have declined in the context of particular historical, social conditions and persist in the context of particular types of social inequalities..
The debates over the existence of damage from whole-cell whooping cough vaccine, and the respective risks of the vaccine and the disease are still unresolved owing to methodological limitations of studies on both sides of the argument..
One-sided health'education'campaigns on whooping cough vaccine have questionable ethics, and suppression of dissenting views is counterproductive..
Health professionals and parents have a right to know the political contextof the debate.
Mots-clés Pascal : Coqueluche, Bactériose, Infection, Vaccination, Prévention, Homme, Campagne de masse, Education sanitaire, Complication, Classe sociale, Politique sanitaire, Royaume Uni, Europe, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Whooping cough, Bacteriosis, Infection, Vaccination, Prevention, Human, Mass campaign, Health education, Complication, Social class, Health policy, United Kingdom, Europe, Respiratory disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0228560
Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 09/06/1995.