Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infection in High School Football Players, New York City, 2003
Published Date:Jan 2005
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 11(1):146-149.
Antibiotic Prophylaxis For GAS
Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
Group A Streptococcus
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
New York City
Description:After being notified that 2 high school football teammates from New York City were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected invasive group A streptococcal infections, we conducted an investigation of possible spread among other team members. This investigation highlights a need for guidelines on management of streptococcal and other infectious disease outbreaks in team sport settings.
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