Bordetella parapertussis

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Bor·de·tel·la par·a·per·tus·'sis

a bacterial species that causes a whooping cough-like disease, usually milder than that seen with Bordetella pertussis.

Bordetella parapertussis

A small, aerobic, gram-negative bacillus, the DNA of which is similar to B pertussis. Infection with B parapertussis is usually milder but, like B pertussis, it may cause death, especially in very young children.


a genus of gram-negative bacteria which cause respiratory disease in a number of species.

Bordetella avium
the cause of turkey coryza. Previously called Alcaligenes fecalis.
Bordetella bronchiseptica
a small, gram-negative, motile bacillus. A normal inhabitant of the respiratory tract in humans, dogs and pigs, but also causes pneumonia, stillbirths, abortions, canine infectious tracheobronchitis (see kennel cough) and atrophic rhinitis in pigs.
Bordetella parapertussis
implicated in pneumonia in sheep, in association with Mannheimia haemolytica.
Bordetella pertussis
the cause of whooping cough in humans. Used as an adjuvant for immunostimulation.