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A genus of aerobic bacteria that contain minute gram-negative coccobacilli and are parasites and pathogens of the mammalian respiratory tract.
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Pertussis, or “whooping cough,” is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers, Mumps Are Back. What’s Next?|Russell Saunders|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST