Bordetella pertussis infections

James Booth

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The genus Bordetellaconsists of eight species of bacteria. Bordetella pertussis, the most important human pathogen of this group, is the primary etiological agent of whooping cough (pertussis). B. parapertussis can cause a pertussis-like infection that is less common and less severe than that caused by B. pertussis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationxPharm
Subtitle of host publicationThe Comprehensive Pharmacology Reference
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780080552323
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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