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

October 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/28/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 42, p1445
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.


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