the characterization of bordetella pertussis strains isolated in the central-western region of brazil suggests the selection of a specific genetic profile during 2012-2014 outbreaks.pertussis is a worldwide acute respiratory disease caused by the bacterium bordetella pertussis. despite high vaccine coverage, the bacterium continues to circulate in populations and is still one of the most common vaccine-preventable diseases. in brazil, pertussis incidence has presented a significant decrease since 1990 but since 2011 a sudden increase in incidence has been observed. thus, the aim of this study was to perform a molecular epidemiological characterization of b. pertussis strain ...201728219454
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