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Volume 3, Number 2—June 1997

Dispatch

Pertussis in the Netherlands: an Outbreak Despite High Levels of Immunization with Whole-Cell Vaccine

H.E. de Melker*, M.A.E. Conyn-van Spaendonck*, H.C. Rümke*, J.K. van Wijngaarden†, F.R. Mooi*, and J.F.P. Schellekens*
Author affiliations: *National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands; and †Inspectorate of Health, Rijswijk, The Netherlands

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Age distribution (percentages) pertussis notification in 1989 to 1996

Age 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
0 21 21 23 21 24 16 13 7
1-4 21 21 26 19 27 34 33 30
5-9 42 37 34 30 26 32 30 39
10-14 10 9 10 17 12 8 10 11
15-19 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2
≥20 5 9 6 11 10 8 12 11
Unknown
0
0
1
1
0
1
1
0
Total (n) 434 471 164 169 294 536 319 2,771

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