Researchers discover how whooping cough is evolving paving the way to a new vaccine.
Whooping cough strains are adapting to better infect humans, a team of Sydney researchers has found.
The scientists, led by microbiologist Dr Laurence Luu of the University of New South Wales, may have solved the mystery of why, despite widespread vaccinations, the respiratory disease has been resurgent in Australia across the past decade. There have been more than 200,000 cases recorded during the period.[continue reading…]