Waning infant pertussis during COVID-19 pandemic.

Falkenstein-Hagander K, Appelqvist E, Cavefors AF, Källberg H, Nilsson LJ, Silfverdal SA, Storsaeter J, Aronsson B

Arch Dis Child - (-) - [2021-12-02; online 2021-12-02]

Measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have been associated with reduction in other respiratory infections. Results of a national Swedish cohort study of infant pertussis during April 2020-September 2021 were compared with those during January 2014-March 2020. The number of pertussis cases decreased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, from an average of 21 infant cases per quarter of a year before the pandemic to an average of 1 case per quarter during the pandemic. Swedish strategies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 seem to have had an impact on pertussis incidence in infants.

Category: Health

Type: Journal article

PubMed 34857511

DOI 10.1136/archdischild-2021-323055

Crossref 10.1136/archdischild-2021-323055

pii: archdischild-2021-323055

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