Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis characterization of Bordetella pertussis clinical isolates circulating in Turkey in 2001–2009


Our purpose was to evaluate the natural epidemiological history of circulating Bordetella pertussis clinical isolates in Turkey, comparing isolates by means of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) profiles according to years, geographic regions, vaccination status, and demographic characteristics. We analyzed genotypically a collection of 92 clinical… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10096-011-1217-y


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