Whole-Genome Sequence of a Bordetella pertussis Brazilian Vaccine Strain

Genome Announc. 2015 Feb 19;3(1):e01570-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01570-14.


Despite the reduction in incidence after vaccination, pertussis disease is still considered a public health problem worldwide, mainly due to recent and potential new outbreaks. We report here the complete genome of the Bordetella pertussis Butantan strain used in the Brazilian National Immunization Program as a whole-cell pertussis antigen to compose vaccines such as DTwP (diphtheria, tetanus, and whole-cell pertussis).