Monitoring of Bordetella isolates circulating in Saint Petersburg, Russia between 2001 and 2009.

  title={Monitoring of Bordetella isolates circulating in Saint Petersburg, Russia between 2001 and 2009.},
  author={Natalia Kurova and Elisabeth Njamkepo and Delphine Brun and Galina Tseneva and Nicole Guiso},
  journal={Research in microbiology},
  volume={161 10},
Bordetella isolates in the Saint Petersburg region have been monitored since 1998. Over the past ten years, concomitant with the increase in pertussis whole-cell vaccine coverage, the incidence of whooping cough has decreased. However, this decrease exists only for Bordetella pertussis infections, as the incidence of Bordetella parapertussis confirmed cases has remained stable, suggesting that pertussis-vaccine-induced immunity is not protective against parapertussis, as expected. B. pertussis… CONTINUE READING

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