Development of Affordable Effective Vaccines against Whooping Cough for the Developing World
- *Corresponding Author:
- Trilochan Mukkur
School of Biomedical Sciences
Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute
Curtin University [Bentley Campus], Perth 6102, Western Australia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 03, 2012; Accepted Date: July 06, 2012; Published Date: July 08, 2012
Citation: Mukkur T, Richmond P (2012) Development of Affordable Effective Vaccines against Whooping Cough for the Developing World. J Vaccines Vaccin 3:e107. doi: 10.4172/2157-7560.1000e107
Copyright: © 2012 Mukkur T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The rate of mortality in children associated with serious infectious diseases is significantly higher in the developing world and in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations in developed industrialized countries. The reasons underpinning the higher incidence of whooping cough (pertussis) in these populations include overcrowding and poor hygiene, poor coverage with available pertussis containing vaccines and waning immunity following immunisation and infection.