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Published in Microbial Sciences
Vytas Karalius, Medical Student at Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Robin Patel, director of the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory at Mayo Clinic discuss an outbreak of Bordetella parapertussis in Southeastern Minnesota and examine the efficacy of the vaccine against different species of B. pertussis.