Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2016, vol. 22, issue 2
Subject Area: Medicine
Pages: 1154-1156
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2016222.1154
Published online: 15 June 2016

J of IMAB 2016 Apr-Jun;22(2):1154-1156
Gabriela Tsankova1 Corresponding Autor, Eliana Ivanova2, Tatina Todorova1, Rumen Konstantinov2, Neli Ermenlieva3, Ianka Draganova4.
1) Department of Preclinical and Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University Varna, Bulgaria
2) Department of Hygiene, Disaster Medicine and Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University Varna, Bulgaria,
3) Medical college Varna, Medical University Varna, Bulgaria,
4) Regional Health Inspectorate Varna, Bulgaria.

Pertussis is an acute infectious disease, caused by Bordetella pertussis. Although an effective vaccination program exists in many countries, it is a wide-spread and highly contagious infection.
In Varna Region, B. pertussis infection affects different age groups, but the incidence rate is highest in infants under 1 year (12 cases in total), following the group of children at 0-9 years of age (9 cases in total). During the period 2009-2014, a significant decrease in the immunization covering was detected, mainly due on irregular vaccine supply and anti-vaccination movement among parents .

Key words: Bordetella pertussis, vaccination, epidemiology, immunization,

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Tsankova G, Ivanova E, Todorova T, Konstantinov R, Ermenlieva N, Draganova I. Epidemiological study of Pertussis immunization effectiveness in Varna Region (2009-2014). J of IMAB. 2016 Apr-Jun;22(2):1154-1156. DOI:

Correspondence to: Gabriela St. Tsankova, Department of Preclinical and Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University Varna; 3, Bregalniza Str., 9002 Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail:

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Received: 11 April 2016
Published online: 15 June 2016

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