Detection of Epidemic Scarlet Fever Group A Streptococcus in Australia

Mark J Walker, Stephan Brouwer, Brian M Forde, Kate A Worthing, Liam McIntyre, Lana Sundac, Sam Maloney, Leah W Roberts, Timothy C Barnett, Johanna Richter, Amanda J Cork, Adam D Irwin, Yuanhai You, Jianzhong Zhang, Gordon Dougan, Kwok Y Yuen, Victor Nizet, Scott A Beatson, Keith Grimwood, Mark R Davies

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Sentinel hospital surveillance was instituted in Australia to detect the presence of pandemic group A Streptococcus strains causing scarlet fever. Genomic and phylogenetic analyses indicated the presence of an Australian GAS emm12 scarlet fever isolate related to United Kingdom outbreak strains. National surveillance to monitor this pandemic is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1232-1234
Number of pages3
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes


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