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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 3

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

Isolate PRCB School Age of patient (y) Sampling time (m/d/y) Days of cough at sampling Fim ptxS1 Prn tcfA RFLP PFGE
191 D 14 09/26/96 11 3 A 2 2 Nd 5
193 D 13 10/11/96 8 2 A 2 2 Nd 6
194 D 13 10/11/96 ? 2 A 2 2 Nd 6
192 D 13 10/11/96 0 2 A 2 2 29 6
197 D 13 10/11/96 4 2 A 2 2 Nd 6
209 D 13 10/11/96 2 2 A 2 2 29 6
195 D 13 10/11/96 8 2 A 2 2 29 6
196† D 13 10/11/96 3 2 A 3 2 29 6
198 D 17 10/17/96 Asymptomatic 2 A 2 2 Nd 6
215 D 13 10/19/96 2 2 A 2 2 29 6
203 D 13 10/21/96 Asymptomatic 2 A 2 2 29 6
202 D 12 10/21/96 5 2 A 2 2 29 6
206 D 16 11/06/96 14 2 A 2 2 Nd 6
208 D 15 11/12/96 5 2 A 2 2 Nd 6
212 D 14 11/14/96 7 2 A 2 2 Nd 6
219† 4 11/22/96 3 2 A 2 2 Nd 7

*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.
†family member.
‡does not attend school.

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