WORLDWIDE MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF STREPTOCOCCUS PYOGENES SCARLET FEVER OUTBREAKS

Grant number: 1126805 | Funding period: 2017 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

The microorganism group A Streptococcus (also called GAS or Streptococcus pyogenes) ranks among the top 10 infectious disease killers of humans. Recently, outbreaks of scarlet fever have occurred in both Asia and the United Kingdom, placing a serious strain on health systems. The reasons underlying these outbreaks remain unknown. Our team will lead the global effort to characterise this rise in scarlet fever, and provide recommendations and solutions to health professionals.

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