Epidemiology of invasive group A Streptococcus disease in the United States, 1995-1999

Katherine L O'Brien, Bernard Beall, Nancy L. Barrett, Paul R. Cieslak, Arthur Reingold, Monica M. Farley, Richard Danila, Elizabeth R. Zell, Richard Facklam, Benjamin Schwartz, Anne Schuchat

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Abstract

Severe invasive group A streptococcal (GAS) disease is believed to have reemerged during the past 10-20 years. We conducted active, laboratory, population-based surveillance in 5 US states (total population, 13,214,992). From 1 July 1995 through 31 December 1999, we identified 2002 episodes of invasive GAS (3.5 cases per 100,000 persons). Rates varied by age (higher among those

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-276
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2002

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O'Brien, K. L., Beall, B., Barrett, N. L., Cieslak, P. R., Reingold, A., Farley, M. M., ... Schuchat, A. (2002). Epidemiology of invasive group A Streptococcus disease in the United States, 1995-1999. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 35(3), 268-276. https://doi.org/10.1086/341409