Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition carriage of bordetella pertussis
Sponsor University of Virginia
Start date October 2014
End date June 2015
Trial size 150 participants
Trial identifier NCT02215564, 17545

Summary

The objective in this observational cohort study of young adults sampled at three intervals during the academic year is to ascertain if there is carriage of B. pertussis in asymptomatic individuals. We hypothesize that in asymptomatic college students there is no carriage of B. pertussis detectable by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective
Arm
Young adults tested by PCR for B. pertussis carriage

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Number of participants with B. pertussis by PCR in nasopharyngeal sample at first timepoint
time frame: 30 minutes

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Number of participants with B. pertussis by PCR in nasopharyngeal sample at second timepoint
time frame: 30 minutes

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Age 18 and above - Not immunosuppressed - Not HIV positive (not known to be/self-reported) - Able to tolerate swab procedures - Able to provide consent Exclusion Criteria: - No antimicrobial or immunosuppressive medications taken for chronic conditions

Additional Information

Official title Bordetella Pertussis Carriage in College-aged Students
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Virginia.