Complete Genome Sequence of Bordetella pertussis Strain VA-190 Isolated from a Vaccinated 10-Year-Old Patient with Whooping Cough.

The number of cases of pertussis has increased in the United States despite vaccination. We present the genome of an isolate of Bordetella pertussis from a vaccinated patient from Virginia. The genome was sequenced by long-read methodology and compared to that of a clinical isolate used for laboratory studies, D420.

Authors:Eby JC1, Turner L2, Nguyen B3, Kang J3, Neville C3, Temple L4.
Journal:Genome Announc. 2016
Link:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27634997