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Volume 18, Number 7—July 2012

Dispatch

Transmission of Bordetella holmesii during Pertussis Outbreak, Japan

Hajime Kamiya, Nao Otsuka, Yuka Ando, Fumito Odaira, Shuji Yoshino, Kimiko Kawano, Hirokazu Takahashi, Toshihide Nishida, Yoshio Hidaka, Hiromi Toyoizumi-Ajisaka, Keigo Shibayama, Kazunari KamachiComments to Author , Tomimasa Sunagawa, Kiyosu Taniguchi, and Nobuhiko Okabe
Author affiliations: National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan (H. Kamiya, N. Otsuka, Y. Ando, F. Odaira, H. Toyoizumi-Ajisaka, K. Shibayama, K. Kamachi, T. Sunagawa, K. Taniguchi, N. Okabe); Miyazaki Prefectural Institute for Public Health and Environment, Miyazaki, Japan (S. Yoshino, K. Kawano); Takahashi Clinic, Miyazaki (H. Takahashi); and Nobeoka Public Health Center, Miyazaki (T. Nishida, Y. Hidaka)

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Figure 2

Epidemiologic linkage in 6 patients infected with Bordetella holmesii during pertussis outbreak, Japan, 2011. Duration of illness for each patient is shown as a gray box. Patient 3 provided unreliable information about the date of onset and recovery, but the patient’s cough lasted for >1 month. Epidemiologic linkage was observed between 5 patients (patients 2–6), but not for patient 1.

Figure 2. . . Epidemiologic linkage in 6 patients infected with Bordetella holmesii during pertussis outbreak, Japan, 2011. Duration of illness for each patient is shown as a gray box. Patient 3 provided unreliable information about the date of onset and recovery, but the patient’s cough lasted for >1 month. Epidemiologic linkage was observed between 5 patients (patients 2–6), but not for patient 1.

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