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Euro Surveill. 2013 Apr 4;18(14):20443.

Increased incidence of invasive group A streptococcal infections in Sweden, January 2012-February 2013.

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Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (SMI), Solna, Sweden. Jessica.Darenberg@smi.se

Abstract

The incidence of invasive group A streptococcal infections in Sweden was 6.1 per 100,000 population in 2012, the highest since the disease became notifiable in 2004. Furthermore, January and February 2013 marked a dramatic increase of cases notified, partly explainable by an increase of emm1/T1 isolates, a type previously shown to cause severe invasive disease more often than other types. Healthcare providers in Sweden and health authorities in neighbouring countries have been informed about this increase.

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