Pertussis-IgG ELISA KIT
Pertussis (whooping cough) is an infectious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, an exclusively human pathogen. Classical whooping cough is most common in children, and is characterised by a paroxysmal cough followed by whooping or vomiting. Clinical severity varies widely, but the most severe complications, such as apnoea, encephalopathy, and pneumonia, is most common in the age group less than one year. Therefore, vaccination programs focus on an early start of vaccination (< 6 months). The immunity after vaccination lasts for 4-12 years, and it has been observed internationally that pertussis is increasing in adults and older children. Recent studies have shown that adults are the major source of pertussis in infants.