Epidemiology of whooping cough & typing of Bordetella pertussis.

Abstract

Bordetella pertussis is a Gram-negative human-restricted bacterium that evolved from the broad-range mammalian pathogen, Bordetella bronchiseptica. It causes whooping cough or pertussis in humans, which is the most prevalent vaccine-preventable disease worldwide. The introduction of the pertussis whole-cell vaccination for young children, followed by the… (More)
DOI: 10.2217/fmb.13.111

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