Harvill ET, Goodfield LL, Ivanov Y, Meyer JA, Newth C, Cassiday P, Tondella ML, Liao P, Zimmerman J, Meert K, Wessel D, Berger J, Dean JM, Holubkov R, Burr J, Liu T, Brinkac L, Kim M, Losada L
Genome Sequences of 28 Bordetella pertussis U.S. Outbreak Strains Dating from 2010 to 2012.
Genome Announcements. 2013 Feb 01; 1
Despite the availability of highly effective vaccines, Bordetella pertussis incidence has been rapidly rising in highly vaccinated populations. Recent outbreaks have received media attention, feeding concerns about the emergence of dangerous new strains with increased virulence or that escape vaccine-induced immunity. To accelerate the study of this reemerging pathogen, we sequenced the genomes of 28 B. pertussis strains isolated during outbreaks from 2010 through 2012, making both strains and sequence data available to the scientific community.