Bordetella - as whooping cough B parapertussis causes a...

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Bordetella ORGANISM: Genus: Bordetella Species: pertussis , parapertussis , bronchiseptica GENERAL CONCEPTS: The genus Bordetella is responsible for respiratory disease in humans and animals. B. pertussis , in particular, is the etiologic agent of pertussis , more commonly known
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Unformatted text preview: as whooping cough . B. parapertussis causes a milder form of pertussis, while B. bronchiseptica mostly affects animals but occasionally humans. • Bordetella cause disease by producing toxins that impair ciliary function in the respiratory tract....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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