An emm5 Group A Streptococcal Outbreak Among Workers in a Factory Manufacturing Telephone Accessories

  title={An emm5 Group A Streptococcal Outbreak Among Workers in a Factory Manufacturing Telephone Accessories},
  author={Mingliang Chen and Wenqing Wang and Lihong Tu and Yaxu Zheng and Hao Pan and Gangyi Wang and Yanxin Chen and Xi Zhang and Linying Zhu and Jian Chen and Min Chen},
  journal={Frontiers in Microbiology},
Ranked among the top10 infectious causes of death worldwide, group A Streptococcus (GAS) causes small- and large-scale outbreaks, depending on the trigger as transmission of a GAS strain or expansion of predominant clones. In China, GAS infections other than scarlet fever are not notifiable. In Shanghai, an epidemiological investigation was initiated after two successive severe pneumonia cases with one death in a digital factory, from where outbreaks are less widely reported. The investigation… 

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