Pertussis in Chile

Although the incidence of pertussis in South America has remained low in recent years, disease rates in Chile remain slightly higher than those of neigboring countries [1-3] – see graph

Surprisingly, DPT vaccination uptake in Chile has continued to be relatively high for over two decades – see graph.

1. Berger SA. Infectious Diseases of Chile, 2012. 383 pp, 90 graphs, 1546 references. Gideon e-books,
2. Berger SA. Pertussis: Global Status, 2012. 40 pp, 506 graphs, 401 references. Gideon e-books,
3. Gideon graph tool at

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