TITLE

Invasive Group A Streptococcus in a Skilled Nursing Facility - Pennsylvania, 2009-2010

PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/28/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 42, p1445
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses an investigation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Montgomery County Health Department in Pennsylvania on invasive group A Streptococcus (GAS) infections and GAS carriers, risk factors, infection prevention practices and control measures. During October 12, 2009-September 22, 2010, 10 nursing facility residents were found to have noninvasive GAS infection while 13 had invasive infection. Infection prevention deficiencies were also noted.
ACCESSION #
67010618

 

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