Hypervirulent emm59 Clone in Invasive Group A Streptococcus Outbreak, Southwestern United States
Published Date:Apr 2016
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 22(4):734-738.
Group A Streptococcus
Hypervirulent Emm59 Clone In Invasive Group A Streptococcus Disease, Southwestern United States
Southwestern United States
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4806960
Description:The hyper-virulent emm59 genotype of invasive group A Streptococcus was identified in northern Arizona in 2015. Eighteen isolates belonging to a genomic cluster grouped most closely with recently identified isolates in New Mexico. The continued transmission of emm59 in the southwestern United States poses a public health concern.
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