Evaluating household transmission of invasive group a streptococcus disease in the united states using population-based surveillance data, 2013-2016

Tolulope Adebanjo, Mirasol Apostol, Nisha Alden, Susan Petit, Amy Tunali, Salina Torres, Rosemary Hollick, Austin Bell, Alison Muse, Tasha Poissant, William Schaffner, Chris A. Van Beneden

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Abstract

Using population-based surveillance data, we quantified the secondary invasive group A Streptococcus disease risk among household contacts. The disease risk in the 30 days postexposure to an index-case patient was highest among individuals aged ≥65 years, versus the annual background incidence of all ages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1478-1481
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume70
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 17 2020

Keywords

  • Streptococcus pyogenes
  • disease transmission
  • epidemiology
  • group A Streptococcus
  • surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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