INTEROGATION OF THE GENOMIC EPIDEMIOLOGY AND NEPHRITOGENICITY WITHIN INDIGENOUS REGIONS ENDEMIC FOR GROUP A STREPTOCOCCAL DISEASE

Grant number: 1130455 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020

Completed

Abstract

Group A streptococcal (GAS) bacterial infections within the Indigenous populations of Northern Australia are amongst the highest in the world. This project uses comparative bacterial genomics to examine current and historical outbreaks of GAS disease in Northern Australia relative to globally sourced GAS. This will be used to examine the spread of disease causing GAS between remote communities as well as investigating genetic markers of disease and informing therapeutic interventions.

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