Pertactin-negative Bordetella pertussis emerges in U.S

02/6/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

U.S. researchers analyzed 12 Bordetella pertussis isolates collected from children hospitalized in Philadelphia and found that 11 of them tested negative for pertactin. Another study showed that children who received diphtheria-tetanus-whole-cell pertussis priming had lower incidence of pertussis than other children. Both studies were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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