Hypervirulent emm59 clone in invasive group a Streptococcus outbreak, southwestern United States

David M. Engelthaler, Michael Valentine, Jolene Bowers, Jennifer Pistole, Elizabeth M. Driebe, Joel Terriquez, Linus Nienstadt, Mark Carroll, Mare Schumacher, Mary Ellen Ormsby, Shane Brady, Eugene Livar, Del Yazzie, Victor Waddell, Marie Peoples, Kenneth Komatsu, Paul Keim

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)734-738
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Engelthaler, D. M., Valentine, M., Bowers, J., Pistole, J., Driebe, E. M., Terriquez, J., Nienstadt, L., Carroll, M., Schumacher, M., Ormsby, M. E., Brady, S., Livar, E., Yazzie, D., Waddell, V., Peoples, M., Komatsu, K., & Keim, P. (2016). Hypervirulent emm59 clone in invasive group a Streptococcus outbreak, southwestern United States. Emerging infectious diseases, 22(4), 734-738. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2204.151582