Spread of virulent group a streptococcus type emm59 from Montana to Wyoming, USA

Christopher C. Brown, Randall J. Olsen, Nahuel Fittipaldi, Monica L. Morman, Peter L. Fort, Robert Neuwirth, Mohammed Majeed, William B. Woodward, James M. Musser

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Abstract

Full-genome sequencing showed that a recently emerged and hypervirulent clone of group A Streptococcus type emm59 active in Canada and parts of the United States has now caused severe invasive infections in rural northeastern Wyoming. Phylogenetic analysis of genome data indicated that the strain was likely introduced from Montana.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679-681
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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