Whooping cough is a communicable disease whose incidence has increase d in recent years in some countries with vaccination. Since 1981, in Catalonia (Spain), cases must be reported to the Public Health Department. In 1997, surveillance changed from aggrega ted counts to individual report and the surveillance system was improved after 2002. Ca talan public health is universal with equal coverage geographically. The aim of this st udy was to determine whether there are differences in whooping cough incidence in rural and urban counties.
CitationCrespo, I. [et al.]. Geographical differences in whooping cough in Catalonia, Spain, from 1990 to 2010. "BMC public health", Març 2014, vol. 268, núm. 41, p. 1-15.
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