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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182a5c32a
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Group A Streptococcal emm Type Prevalence Among Symptomatic Children in Cape Town and Potential Vaccine Coverage

Engel, Mark E. PhD*; Muhamed, Babu MS*; Whitelaw, Andrew C. MBBCh; Musvosvi, Munyaradzi BSc; Mayosi, Bongani M. MD*; Dale, James B. MD

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The molecular epidemiology of group A streptococcal pharyngeal infections in children in the Vanguard Community of Cape Town revealed 26 emm types among 157 isolates from 742 subjects. Coverage of a 30-valent vaccine is predicted to be 95% of pharyngitis cases in this population at high risk of rheumatic fever.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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