National Centre for Chronic and Non-communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China
Two erythromycin-resistant strains of Bordetella pertussis were isolated from nasopharyngeal specimens of two asymptomatic schoolchildren in China. High-resolution melting and sequencing analyses confirmed the homogeneous A2047G mutation in 23S rRNA genes of the two isolates. High-resolution melting (HRM) analysis is a useful assay for the rapid detection of erythromycin-resistant B. pertussis. The appearance of erythromycin-resistant B. pertussis strains in China is alarming. © 2013 The Authors. Clinical Microbiology and Infection © 2013 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
Zhang, Q.; National Centre for Chronic and Non-communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, 27 Nanwei Road, Xicheng, Beijing 100050, China; email:firstname.lastname@example.org