A decline in the incidence of whooping cough was noted in Russia

As a reminder, whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis,

which lives in the mouth, nose and larynx. Many babies who contract whooping cough have coughing fits for 4–8 weeks. It is manifested by a prolonged spasmodic cough, damage to the respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous systems.

It is noted that, according to the forms of federal statistical observation, "in the long-term dynamics there is a decline in the incidence of whooping cough."

For several decades, programsInfant immunizations worldwide have been very successful in preventing severe pertussis in infants through the use of research-proven pertussis vaccines. WHO estimates that in 2008, global pertussis immunization averted about 687,000 deaths.

According to the forms of the federal statisticalobservation in long-term dynamics there is a decline in the incidence of whooping cough. In January-August 2020, 5,781 cases of the disease were registered (3.94 per 100 thousand population), which is 34.2% less than last year's values ​​(8793 cases, or 5.99 per 100 thousand population). Average annual incidence rate for January-August 2010-2020 is 2.77 per 100 thousand population.

Rospotrebnadzor message

Moreover, the highest incidenceregistered in the Kirov region, Karelia, Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Tver region. Rospotrebnadzor recalled that it is important not to forget about vaccination and timely vaccinate children against whooping cough, since the disease in adults is difficult and can cause complications such as convulsions and encephalopathy.

In patients over the age of 30, 5-9%cases, pneumonia occurs. In women over 50 years of age, 34% of cases have urinary incontinence associated with whooping cough. In addition, complications such as rib fractures, inguinal hernia, suffocation, lumbar disc herniation, and fainting are recorded.

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