Bordetella pertussis clones identified by multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis

Jacob Kurniawan, Ram P. Maharjan, Wai-Fong Chan, Peter R. Reeves, Vitali Sintchenko, Gwendolyn L. Gilbert, Frits R. Mooi, Ruiting Lan

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Multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) of 316 Bordetella pertussis isolates collected over 40 years from Australia and 3 other continents identified 66 MLVA types (MTs), including 6 predominant MTs. Typing of genes encoding acellular vaccine antigens showed changes that may be vaccine driven in 2 MTs prevalent in Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Australia/epidemiology
  • Bordetella pertussis/genetics
  • Gene Frequency
  • Genotype
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Minisatellite Repeats
  • Whooping Cough/epidemiology


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