Pertussis Infection and Vaccines: Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health Volume 12 by Giorgio Fedele
English | EPUB | 2019 | 173 Pages | ISBN : 3030332489 | 5.7 MB
This book provides a comprehensive overview of pertussis - also known as whooping cough. The first part discusses the evolution the genus Bordetellae and the molecular epidemiology of B. pertussis, while the following chapters focus on the role of B. pertussis virulence factors in infection and disease and on the mechanisms of the immune response to infection and vaccination. The book also explores the prevention and control of the disease as well as its clinical management, with the finally section addressing vaccination, from improved immunization strategies to novel vaccines.