Published in Vaccine Weekly, February 2nd, 2005
According to a study from Canada, "The fim genes which code for the fimbria protective antigens present in both the inactivated whole-cell and acellular vaccines were analyzed in 86 Canadian Bordetella pertussis isolates. "
"At least one of the novel mutations identified was found to involve a surface epitope that has been mapped by serum antibodies from infected or vaccinated subjects," wrote Raymond S. W. Tsang at Health Canada and collaborators in...
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