High burden of invasive beta-haemolytic streptococcal infections in Fiji.

  title={High burden of invasive beta-haemolytic streptococcal infections in Fiji.},
  author={Andrew C. Steer and Adam W. J. Jenney and Frances Oppedisano and Michael R Batzloff and J Hartas and Jonathon Passmore and Fiona M Russell and Joseph H. Kado and Jonathan Carapetis},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  volume={136 5},
We undertook a 5-year retrospective study of group A streptococcal (GAS) bacteraemia in Fiji, supplemented by a 9-month detailed retrospective study of beta-haemolytic streptococcal (BHS) infections. The all-age incidence of GAS bacteraemia over 5 years was 11.6/100,000. Indigenous Fijians were 4.7 times more likely to present with invasive BHS disease than people of other ethnicities, and 6.4 times more likely than Indo-Fijians. The case-fatality rate for invasive BHS infections was 28%. emm… CONTINUE READING

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