Vaccine preventable bacterial diseases in Belgium: monitoring of general population immunity and pregnancy vaccination strategies

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)





Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis are three serious infectious diseases caused by bacteria and that can be prevented by vaccination. Diphtheria and tetanus are now under control although sporadic cases still occur in highly vaccinated populations, whereas pertussis is re-emerging in some developed countries despite the high vaccination coverage. In this thesis, we have monitored the population immunity level in Belgium in different age groups and studied the immune responses in the context of pregnancy vaccination strategies against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. A pentaplex immunoassay…

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