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Bordetella pertussis, the Causative Agent of Whooping Cough, Evolved from a Distinct, Human-Associated Lineage of B. bronchiseptica

  • Dimitri A Diavatopoulos,

    Affiliations: Laboratory for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands, Eijkman Winkler Institute, University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands

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  • Craig A Cummings,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

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  • Leo M Schouls,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands

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  • Mary M Brinig,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

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  • David A Relman,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Frits R Mooi mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: fr.mooi@rivm.nl

    Affiliations: Laboratory for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands, Eijkman Winkler Institute, University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands

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  • Published: December 30, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.0010045

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