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Commun Dis Intell (2018). 2019 May 15;43. doi: 10.33321/cdi.2019.43.18.

Mass prophylaxis in an outbreak of invasive group A streptococcal disease in a residential aged care facility

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1. Metro South Public Health Unit, Queensland Health
2. Forensic and Scientific Services, Queensland Health


In September 2016, an invasive group A streptococcal disease outbreak occurred among residents of a residential aged care facility. An expert advisory group recommended mass prophylaxis for residents and staff in addition to strict infection control practices to prevent further spread. Whole genome sequencing confirmed the cases were related.

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