One in five children with persistent cough found to have whooping coughBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4211 (Published 25 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4211
- Zosia Kmietowicz
- 1The BMJ
A fifth of children who presented to their GP with a persistent cough had whooping cough, even though most had been fully vaccinated, a study has found.
Researchers from the University of Oxford and Public Health England carried out a prospective cohort study to find out whether pertussis is still causing whooping cough among schoolchildren since a preschool booster was added to the childhood vaccination schedule in 2001. This is …