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Pertussis

General information

    • Surveillance period: 2017 - active
    • Temporal resolution: Annual surveillance
    • Publication frequency: Data are updated every year when our yearly report is published
  • Case definition :
    Laboratory-confirmed case: patient suspected of having pertussis, confirmed with a positive PCR analysis or a positive culture Epidemiologically-confirmed case: patient suspected of having pertussis who had contact in the three weeks prior to the beginning of his/her cough with a laboratory-confirmed case (by PCR or culture)(the potential contaminant of this epidemiologically-confirmed case), or who had contact in the communicable period of the disease with someone who presented signs of pertussis and had a laboratory confirmation with PCR or culture (secondary case of this epidemiologically-confirmed case).
  • Description for each case: age; sex; presence of fever; presence of cough, and, if present, characteristics of the cough and time between the beginning of the cough and the consultation; other clinical signs, if no cough; hospitalization requested by GP; immunization status (if vaccinated: type of vaccine, date of last vaccination, number of dose(s), method of information collection); microbiological examination (PCR or culture) and, if performed, the results and the time between the beginning of the cough and the sampling; history of coughing cases in entourage (epidemiological link, relationship, biological confirmation, age and sex, if previously declared).

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All publications associated with this disease
  • Niaré D, Debin M, Merdrignac L, Blanchon T, Hanslik T, Steichen O. [Prevention of pertussis in newborns: Should pregnant women be vaccinated at each pregnancy?]. Rev Med Interne. 2023. PubMed
  • Debin M, Launay T, Rossignol L, Ait El Belghiti F, Brisse S, Guillot S, Guiso N, Levy-Bruhl D, Merdrignac L, Toubiana J, Blanchon T, Hanslik T. Pertussis surveillance results from a French general practitioner network, France, 2017 to 2020. Euro Surveill. 2022. 27(17) PubMed HAL PMC 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.17.2100515
  • Merdrignac L, Acosta L, Habington A, Garcěa Cenoz M, Pandolfi E, Fabiánová K, Jordan I, O'Sullivan N, Navasués A, Tozzi AE, Zavadilová J, Jané M, Cotter S, Pitillas NI, Rizzo C, Křížová P, Hanslik T, Muńoz Almagro C, Pastore L, Bacci S, Moren A, Valenciano M, PERTINENT Group. Effectiveness of pertussis vaccination in pregnancy to prevent hospitalisation in infants aged <2 months and effectiveness of both primary vaccination and mother's vaccination in pregnancy in infants aged 2-11 months. Vaccine. 2022. 40(44):6374-6382 PubMed PMC 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.09.054
  • Merdrignac L, Aďt El Belghiti F, Pandolfi E, Jané M, Murphy J, Fabiánová K, García Cenoz M, Flem E, Guillot S, Tozzi AE, Carmona G, Habington A, Zavadilová J, Navasués A, Břĺs H, Lévy-Brühl D, Ferretti B, Lanaspa M, O'Sullivan N, Křížová P, Fernandino L, Bekkevold T, Hanslik T, Muńoz-Almagro C, Bacci S, Spiteri G, Valenciano M, Moren A, PERTINENT Group., PERTINENT group.. Incidence and severity of pertussis hospitalisations in infants aged less than 1 year in 37 hospitals of six EU/EEA countries, results of PERTINENT sentinel pilot surveillance system, December 2015 to December 2018. Euro Surveill. 2021. 26(4) PubMed HAL PMC 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.4.1900762
  • Lasserre A, Laurent E, Turbelin C, Hanslik T, Blanchon T, Guiso N. Pertussis incidence among adolescents and adults surveyed in general practices in the Paris area, France, May 2008 to March 2009. Euro Surveill. 2011. 16(5) PubMed Euro Surv
  • Lasserre A,Tison C,Turbelin C,Arena C,Guiso N,Blanchon T. Pertussis prevention and diagnosis practices for adolescents and adults among a national sample of French general practitioners. Prev Med. 2010. 51(1):90-1 PubMed 10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.04.001
  • Lasserre A,Rivičre M,Blanchon T,Alvarez F,Gaillat J,Romain O,Bouhour D,Guiso N. [Awareness and adherence to Pertussis vaccination guidelines by occupational medicine physicians in Paris healthcare institution]. Med Mal Infect. 2009. 39(5):325-9 PubMed 10.1016/j.medmal.2009.01.006
  • Couzigou C, Flahault A. Is pertussis being considered as a cause of persistent cough among adults? Eur J Epidemiol. 2003. 18(10):1013-5 PubMed 10.1023/a:1025860917328