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bordetella pertussis serotypes in the united states.to determine the bordetella pertussis serotypes currently causing whooping cough in the united states, recently isolated cultures from different geographic areas were studied. specific adsorbed antisera were prepared in our laboratory and used in both tube and slide agglutination tests. among the 177 cultures isolated during 1966 and 1967 in seven states and one canadian province, the predominant serotype was 1.3 (or 1.3.6), represented by 85% of the cultures. fifteen cultures were serotype 1.2. ...19694312923
symposium on pertussis immunization, in honor of dr. pearl l. kendrick in her eightietn year: historical notes on pertussis immunization. 19714329892
seroprevalence of bordetella pertussis antibodies in mothers and their newborn infants.pertussis is a highly communicable, vaccine-preventable respiratory disease. although the largest number of reported cases is among young infants, the most rapidly increasing incidence in the usa is in adolescents and young adults. importantly, adult family members are the likely major reservoir, infecting susceptible infants before completion of childhood vaccination. we studied maternal-neonatal paired blood samples for the presence of pertussis-related antibodies to assess level of immunity a ...200516011994
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