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Volume 23, Supplement—December 2017
Global Health Security Supplement

Expanding Pertussis Epidemiology in 6 Latin America Countries through the Latin American Pertussis Project

Veronica A. Pinell-McNamaraComments to Author , Anna M. Acosta, Maria Cristina Pedreira, Ana F. Carvalho, Lucia Pawloski, Maria Lucia Tondella1, and Elizabeth Briere1
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (V.A. Pinell-McNamara, A.M. Acosta, L. Pawloski, M.L. Tondella, E. Briere); Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC, USA (M.C. Pedreira); Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington (A.F. Carvalho)

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LAPP activities and participation for pertussis epidemiology in 6 countries in Latin America, with evaluation dates*

Country Dates of surveillance evaluation Laboratory diagnostics training† Participate in LAPP QC/QA Epidemiologic surveillance training Epi Info training Provider awareness training
Argentina 2009 Nov–Dec Y Y Y Y N
Panama 2010 Jan Y Y Y Y Y
Mexico 2010 Nov Y Y Y N N
Chile 2013 Jan–Feb Y Y N N N
Colombia 2013 July–Aug Y Y N Y Y
Brazil 2015 May Y Y N Y N

*LAPP, Latin America Pertussis Project; QC/QA, quality control and quality assurance
†Training included culture and multitarget real-time PCR for all countries, and included serology for Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, and Brazil.

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1These authors were co-principal investigators.

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