Volume 18, Number 7—July 2012
Transmission of Bordetella holmesii during Pertussis Outbreak, Japan
|Patient no.||Age, y/sex||Duration of cough, d†||B. holmesii test results
|recA real-time PCR (Ct)‡||Culture§|
*All patients had negative results for B. pertussis loop-mediated isothermal amplification and positive results for IS481 PCR. Ct, cycle threshold; –, negative; +, positive.
†At time of specimen collection.
‡Detection limit was a Ct value of 38.7, corresponding to 100 fg of DNA of B. holmesii ATCC51541.
§All strains were isolated from nasopharyngeal swab specimens.