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New whooping cough strain in Australia

21 Mar 2012
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A study of the whooping cough epidemic in Australia has identified a new strain or genotype that evades the vaccine.

The genotype (called prn2-ptxPr), which descends from the Bordetella pertussis bacterium may be vaccine-evasive, has likely caused the increase in incidences of whooping cough in Australia.

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