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Geographical differences in whooping cough in Catalonia, Spain, from 1990 to 2010

Author
Crespo, I.; Soldevila, N.; Muñoz, M.P.; Godoy, P.; Carmona, G.; Domínguez, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
BMC public health
Date of publication
2014-03
Volume
268
Number
41
First page
1
Last page
15
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-268 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/28471 Open in new window
URL
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/268 Open in new window
Abstract
Whooping cough is a communicable disease whose incidence has increase d in recent years in some countries with vaccination. Since 1981, in Catalonia (Spain), cases must be reported to the Public Health Department. In 1997, surveillance changed from aggrega ted counts to individual report and the surveillance system was improved after 2002. Ca talan public health is universal with equal coverage geographically. The aim of this st udy was to determine whether there are differences in whooping coug...
Citation
Crespo, I. [et al.]. Geographical differences in whooping cough in Catalonia, Spain, from 1990 to 2010. "BMC public health", Març 2014, vol. 268, núm. 41, p. 1-15.
Keywords
Epidemiology, Public health, Surveillance, Whooping cough
Group of research
LIAM - Laboratory of Information Analysis and Modelling

Participants

  • Crespo, Inma  (author)
  • Soldevila, Nuria  (author)
  • Muñoz Gracia, Maria del Pilar  (author)
  • Godoy Garcia, Pere  (author)
  • Carmona, Gloria  (author)
  • Domínguez García, Angela  (author)