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Volume 11, Number 1—January 2005

Letter

Bordetella pertussis Isolates, Finland

Johanna Mäkinen*†Comments to Author , Jussi Mertsola‡, Frits R. Mooi§, Shirley Van Amersfoorth‡, Heikki Arvilommi*, Matti K. Viljanen‡, and Qiushui He*
Author affiliations: *National Public Health Institute, Turku, Finland; †Turku Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Turku, Finland; ‡University of Turku, Turku, Finland; §National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands

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Table 2

Characterization of the patients and B. pertussis isolates of the Oripää school outbreak*

Isolate PRCB School Age of patient (y) Sampling time (m/d/y) Days of cough at the sampling Fim ptxS1 prn tcfA RFLP PFGE
170 C 9 11/17/95 7 2 A 3 2 29 4
171 C 8 11/17/95 14 2 A 2 2 29 4
172 C 9 11/17/95 Asymptomatic 2 A 2 2 Nd 4
173 C 10 11/17/95 7 2 A 2 2 Nd 4

*m, month; d, day, y, year; Fim, serotype; ptxS1, pertussis toxin subunit 1 allele; prn, pertactin allele; tcfA, tracheal colonization factor allele; RFLP, restriction fragment length polymorphism type; PFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis pattern; Nd, not determined

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