Bordetella parapertussis

(redirected from Acinetobacter parapertussis)

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.
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