Hypervirulent emm59 clone in invasive group A Streptococcus outbreak, southwestern United States

Abstract: 

The hyper-virulent emm59 genotype of invasive group A Streptococcus was identified in northern Arizona in 2015. Eighteen isolates belonging to a genomic cluster grouped most closely with recently identified isolates in New Mexico. The continued transmission of emm59 in the southwestern United States poses a public health concern.

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Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
Engelthaler, D.M.
Valentine, M.
Bowers, J.
Pistole, J.
Driebe, E.M.
Terriquez, J.
Nienstadt, L.
Carroll, M.
Schumacher, M.
Ormsby, M.
Brady, S.
Livar, E.
Yazzie, D.
Waddell, V.
Peoples, M.
Komatsu, K.
Keim, P.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Volume: 
22
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
734-738
Publication Language: 
English
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