Undernotification of whooping cough

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6990.1331a (Published 20 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1331
  1. Merion R Evans
  1. Consultant in communicable disease control South Glamorgan Health Authority, Cardiff CF4 3QX

    EDITOR,—Dougls Jenkinson is to be commended for his painstaking documentation of whooping cough in general practice.1 He points out that the incidence observed in his practice between 1977 and 1992 was six times the rate of notifications in England and Wales over the same period and highlights an appreciable number of cases among adults. This prompted me to examine notification data on whooping cough in Cardiff.

    During 1984-92 there were 1034 notifications of whooping cough …

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