Survival of group A streptococci in dried human blood.


The resurgence of streptococcal infections in the USA and Europe and their high incidence in other parts of the world prompted an examination of the survival and maintenance of virulence of group A streptococci. Human blood containing group A streptococci was placed on small pieces of sterile paper towelling and allowed to dry at room temperature. At… (More)


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@article{Reitmeyer1993SurvivalOG, title={Survival of group A streptococci in dried human blood.}, author={J. C. Reitmeyer and Agnes Ewert and Melissa L. A. Crawford and G R Reitmeyer and Laurent Mock}, journal={Journal of medical microbiology}, year={1993}, volume={38 1}, pages={61-3} }