Epidemic of group A Streptococcus M/emm59 causing invasive disease in Canada.

@article{Tyrrell2010EpidemicOG,
  title={Epidemic of group A Streptococcus M/emm59 causing invasive disease in Canada.},
  author={Gregory J. Tyrrell and Marguerite Lovgren and Theresa St Jean and Linda M.N. Hoang and David M. Patrick and Greg Horsman and P. Van Caeseele and Lee E Sieswerda and Allison Mcgeer and Robert A Laurence and A. M. Bourgault and Donald Edward Low},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 11},
  pages={1290-7}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of invasive group A Streptococcus (GAS) disease can vary over time and geographic region, possibly reflecting the population's susceptibility to particular strains but also variation in the predominant M/emm types. Canadian surveillance documented an epidemic of an uncommon M/emm59 type from 2006 to 2009. METHODS Invasive GAS isolates are submitted by Public Health Laboratories in Canada to the National Centre for Streptococcus for M/emm typing. Patient age, sex… CONTINUE READING