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Volume 18, Number 11—November 2012

Research

Lack of Cross-protection against Bordetella holmesii after Pertussis Vaccination

Xuqing Zhang, Laura S. Weyrich, Jennie S. Lavine, Alexia T. Karanikas, and Eric T. HarvillComments to Author 
Author affiliations: The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA

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Results of testing of nasopharyngeal swabs for each Bordatella species at Massachusetts State Laboratory Institute, 2005–2007*

Test results and species detected No. (%) swabs
2005 2006 2007
Positive

B. holmesii

12 (0.37) 17 (0.35) 5 (0.14)

B. parapertussis

23 (0.71) 14 (0.29) 17 (0.49)

B. pertussis

196 (6.05) 188 (3.87) 204 (5.87)
Negative 3,007 4,644 3,248
Total tested 3,238 4,863 3,474

*Years for which full data on all laboratory specimens tested were available.

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