Prevalence and molecular characterization of pertactin-deficient Bordetella pertussis in the US - Mothering Forums

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http://cvi.asm.org/content/early/2013/11/15/CVI.00717-13.abstract

 

So B. pertussis is getting rid of their protein pertactin despite this being an evolutionary disadvantage. No wonder the vaccine is not working well at all. But where do you read this info in the scaremongering news articles - nowhere!


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Sounds like Bordetella pertussis is smarter than a lot of people.

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http://cvi.asm.org/content/early/2013/11/15/CVI.00717-13.abstract

 

So B. pertussis is getting rid of their protein pertactin despite this being an evolutionary disadvantage. No wonder the vaccine is not working well at all. But where do you read this info in the scaremongering news articles - nowhere!

 

Yup, bacteria doing what bacteria do well.  Anybody who is surprised by this highly predictable development should have any science credentials that they hold revoked.

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