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Invasive group a Streptococcus infection among children, rural Kenya

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To determine the extent of group A Streptococcus (GAS) infections in sub-Saharan Africa and the serotypes that cause disease, we analyzed surveillance data for 64,741 hospital admissions in Kilifi, Kenya, during 1998–2011. We evaluated incidence, clinical presentations, and emm types that cause invasive GAS infection. We detected 370 cases; of the 369 for which we had data, most were skin and soft tissue infections (70%), severe pneumonia (23%), and primary bacteremia (14%). Overall case-fata...

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Peer reviewed
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10.3201/eid2202.151358

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDM, Tropical Medicine
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Seale, AC
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Berkley, JA
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Publisher's website
Journal:
Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
2
Pages:
224-232
Publication date:
2016-02-05
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1080-6059
ISSN:
1080-6040
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uuid:0f60bcae-5999-4c1c-920a-2e87382975dc
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598856
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pubs:598856

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